Quilt Along # 12 ~ Microstippling
This weeks lesson was on Microstippling and I thought it would be a good idea to test this project on 4 different batts and use four different marking methods. This weekend on Friday I decided I would try a new water washable disappearing ink pen by "Simplicity". I marked the whole backing on Friday and layered it and pinned it, and set it aside until Monday! Birthday weekend full of celebrating!
When I returned to my sewing studio on Monday morning to work on the wool batt quilt with the water washable ink, well, the photo tells the story! It had been a rainy weekend, and the dampness in the air well, removed most of my marks! Oh boy... glad I learned this lesson on such a small quilt!
After the quilt was stippled, I used a spray bottle of water to wash away what was left of the marks, and then pressed it with the iron while still damp, and the marks RETURNED... oh dear... sprayed and let air dry completely this time, and once the binding is complete I will wash it and try the iron again when it is damp, to see if that fabric marker should be removed from my toolbox. will let you know later how it turns out.
So this is my Red Small Wall Quilt, made with a low loft poly batt and the design was traced with white chalk pencil.
This is my Red Small Wall Quilt, made with a wool batt and the
design was traced on the back with the disappearing ink pen.