Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gloom. Despair. And Agony!

I recently joined our local Modern Quilt Guild.  I love meeting up once a month and sharing, talking and being with quilters!  Its just plain fun!
Of course there is a Secret Santa going on.  And of course I decided to participate.  It took a while for me to decide on what I would like to make, but I had a revelation!  This is the beginning:


Its foundation pieceing.  Lots of gorgeous colors.  It was so fun from beginning to end.


See!  This is going to be great!  


I machine quilted it to perfection.  (for me)
I even did some special and specific embroidering.  

And then...
It goes in the wash.  The best part, right?  
You get to experiance the quilting in a completely different way.

It comes out...you are thrilled...a little rush of 'yippie' hits you!
And you end up with this:


Purples Suck!  
My heart sank.  I wanted to cry.  
I am now working feverishly on getting this fixed!  
I'm open to any advice, method or pep talks!

So, for now I will be in Gloom, Despair and Agony!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict...Whoop Whoop!
AND
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday!

13 comments :

  1. Barbara Brackman talks about a similar problem with reds:
    http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2013/11/running-reds.html

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    1. Thank you so much Claire! I'm on phase 2 of the process and this link helps a lot! I'm going to make it work!!

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    1. It was sad, but I prevailed! Thank you!

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  3. Synthropol. A bottle costs about $5 and you can usually buy it at your LQS. I keep one by my washing machine just for this occasion. If you see bleeding out of the was, toss it right back in with this product and i have always had good luck.

    Your project is beautiful, hopefully you can get it fixed.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia!
      I do have Synthropol and believe me...It will be used if this happens again.

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  4. That is such a sweet quilt! I'm sure you will be able to fix that, if you haven't already. I would have probably tried Oxiclean, but someone else probably knows a better way.

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  5. Sounds like you fixed it up!!! I love the quilting on the spool of thread and all those yummy colors!

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    1. All the colors are one of my favorite parts as well!

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  6. I hope you were able to get the runs out; I share your heartbreak. Such a beautiful design!

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    1. Thank you so much! I won the 'bleeding' war!

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    Anna and Sarah

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