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Monday, June 10, 2013
Marking with premium graphite on white
Okay guys call me the wild one but I am using graphite for the first time to mark butterflies on a white quilt area... 30 of them to be exact!
Yep... I used my coupon and got one at JoAnn's but it came with white lead... so I had to buy the graphite.. harder than pencil lead for sure... you have to mark with conviction to get it to mark... but then it is so nice to have a skinny line to sew on :D
Wanna see some more butterflies??? How about from the back!
And a nice close up of the front!
I am quilting the border of the white areas with 40/3 YLI thread in white and quilting the butterfly in white Pearle 12 cotton thread for more depth... once it is washed it will show itself a bit more without being in your face like the rest of the quilt! lol
Hope you enjoyed the butterflies... I am .. and loving my new marking pencil that will now work on any color I have and wash right away ! Yippee!!!