I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted but December work commitments and the silly season really kicked my butt this year.I do have a finish however...it all began with this
I was sooo excited when I got to join in on this round of DQS14, I got my partner, stalked her mercilessly through her blog and Flickr and all her favourites and when I thought I had a good handle on her likes and dislikes I was away!
I used this tutorial here by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts and everything was going perfect, I was ahead of time, points were lining up, seams were nesting and the quilting was some of the best I've ever done..LM (Lady Muck) was sewing like a dream
The stars were all aligning and I was already planning what cute extras I was going to pop into my Partners parcel when....please block your ears...#$%$*!!!!!!!...I randomly decided to iron the last line of empty space flat before I quilted it....no big deal...didn't check the iron, was late at night and had been quilting for two hours straight....somehow it was on the highest setting and I scorched the bottom left hand white octagon!!!!
Holy Mother of all things Shitty, lucky I am in the basement because it was not pretty I didn't take any photos cause I was freaking the frick out....the internet told me to Hydrogen Peroxide the mark with the hot iron which was Amazeaballs and took the DARK BROWN mark out but after finishing the quilting and treating it with vinegar and then stain remover and several washes I have come to the conclusion that the Yellow is here to stay.... I AM GUTTED
Just for reference the quilting is 1/4" apart and each Octagon took between 20minutes and half an hour to do
So about 6-7 hours of quilting
It is not up to standard and I am in the process of making another Mini...I know! Bat Shit Crazy, but I just can't send it, luckily I have enough scraps to keep the same colour story going but the design is not as complex as I simply don't have enough time left to meet the International posting deadline....Mr OWB can't understand how all this is fun?
The lesson is quit while your ahead and check the iron,check the iron, check the iron!!!!