Well last night I finished binding the quilt I was working on and washed it but all the pencil marks didn't come out :( So off to buy some oxi-clean as I hear it will take out what remains of the pencil marks... I think after a few more washings the pencil would be gone as light as it is now...
We started with this "Picnic" pattern in a book my bff got from JoAnn's using her 40% coupon :)
Quilting was easy on hers... she is using pearl 8 cotton in beige to quilt her cream based quilt. I am using YLI 40 wt thread in white to quilt my white based quilt :) We both used cotton and bamboo batting... it beards a bit when quilting but hand quilts easily and is soft and cozy when washed sooo :) I am happy!
I am quilting mine with double lines going diagonally. I got feedback from a facebook group I belong to called "Celebrate Hand Quilting" and loved this new idea! I am using 2 needles at a time to keep my lines straight with no marking this time :)
We pieced the tops together machine by machine on my back porch this summer... read more about that here.
So this week I plan to quilt away and wash away the graphite marks ... what are your plans ???
My daughter had a friend over this weekend... I caught them playing in the hammock :)
Have a blessed week whatever you do!