I know, I know, it really is a terrible thing to call something this beautiful by the name Thread Sucker... but, that's just what it seems to want to go by...
I finished the stitching this morning.
What's next, you ask? Why, she is taking a nice bath!
Allow me to digress with a couple of words about marking pens...
I use the blue washout pens - you can see some of the blue lines above, pre-wash.
the trick with the blue washout pens is 1) don't iron the marks; 2) don't put it in the sun with the marks; and 3) COMPLETELY IMMERSE to remove... sometimes I spray the quilt with water to remove the marks as I am going along - it makes it look nicer... BUT - a complete immersion is essential to totally remove the blue marks...
The Frixion pens? Oh, they mark so nice and precise - I love them... but I sometimes ship my quilts off to shows, and those marks will return in the cold belly of an airplane... so I don't use them - maybe for a little class sample that I know will never fly anywhere... otherwise, no.
Well, I better go check on Thread Sucker and see how her bath is going...
Next will come squaring, trimming, binding... and maybe beading... we will see. And a proper name for a proper quilt.
Happy Sunday, everyone.