02 February, 2014

Success (Almost), A New Project and A Sneak Peek!

 Thanks for everyone's suggestions with the 
colour running in my quilt.
 
 I got some of the colour catchers and 
most of the run has now gone.
There were two sections that the run didn't go away. 
A bit on the green spot here.
This was left when I did the first wash 
with the colour catchers.
I did a second wash and basted the catcher over the top of the section. You can see a little more dye came out.
 Quite a lot came out in the first wash. The second pair is actually a very pale pink. The bottom catcher is to show you the original colour. Melody and elliek also suggested using plain Greek yoghurt so I'm going to get some and try to get those last little bits out. The yoghurt won't hurt the quilt 
so I might as well give it a try.
It's been a long time since I last did any cross stitch. 
The last one was I did was this one in 1996 
when I was expecting Mitchell.
When I saw Corey at LMS/Adventures in Quilting was hosting a Quilty Stitches Sampler Along, it made me want to try my hand at it again.
These are the colours I have chosen to use.
I think what got me in was the first block - "Swoon"! 
The centre is actually a pink, not red.
It took me a bit of the while to get back into the swing of cross stitch. There have been quite a few crosses unpicked when miscounting. But I think I've got the hang of it again. Block 1 is now finished just in time 
for Corey to give us Block 2.
A sneak peek of my Dresden plate for our 
Friends Having Fun Swap because Fiona loves peeks!

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20 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

That is wonderful that most of the red dye has come out. What is in the yoghurt that removes the stain? Never heard of that one before. Good luck with your cross stitch.
Happy Sunday.
Bev.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh wow the Colour catchers are wonderful. I will be keeping well stocked and use them in more every day washing now as well. Cross stitch is making a bit of a come back and I too am tempted by this new sampler but should finish my two christmas ones first. hugs

Karen said...

Great to see you have been able to remove a lot of that dye.
The cross stitch looks great. lovely to see it as a patchwork block.
And your Dresden is looking wonderful in reds. Lovely!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great the colour catchers worked well...the yogurt thing was picked up during an interview on the ABC a few years back, some of the ladies at KQ tried it and it worked for them...good luck!
Your swoon cross-stitch is gorgeous...love that block...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The Catchers made a huge difference...nice sneak...

shez said...

so glad those colour catches worked and i hope the yoghurt gets the last bit out,love the sneak peek Christine,that shoud keep Fiona happy for a bit,lol.xx

Susan said...

Great results with the colour catchers, I'm so glad your quilt isn't ruined. I love that cross stitch, I have the pattern too. I didn't do the whole thing but I have done bits of it for gifts at different times. Funny how long it takes to get back into the swing of cross stitch, takes some extra concentration. I like the new project.

Fiona said...

excellent about the colour on your quilt... do let us know how the yoghurt works.. the little sampler is very cute and I am delighted with the sneaky peak...
Hugz

Farm Gate Creations said...

Great news about your quilt...mmm it would be interesting to see if the yoghurt works, you'll have to let us know.

Maria said...

How good you got most of the colour out with the Catchers.
Oh I love your cross stitched "Swoon " block. I want to do it but I couldn't print the pattern how did you do yours please...

marina said...

how wonderful that the colour catchers worked so well!
lovely cross stitch project and love your sneak peak...

Cheryl said...

Great news that most of the color run has come out Christine. You will enjoy the cross stitch once you get back into it again. Yummy colors in your sneaky peak

Helen said...

The colour catchers are great, good to hear that most of it worked. Enjoy your cross stitch, love the sneak peek.

Solstitches said...

The quilt is so pretty I'm so glad you have been able to save it.
Your cross stitch SAL looks like it will be a fun stitch. I shall look forward to seeing each of your finished blocks.
Margaret

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad you are having success getting the red colour out of your quilt. I too am enjoying a revisit to a little x stitching. Cute quilt block. Very naughty sneaky by the way x

Mistea said...

Sweet little cross stitch block, love those pretty colours.
Nice red sneak showing there.
Enjoy your stitching.

FloS said...

I'm glad you have found a solution for your red… it is such a beautiful quilt !!
Florence

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your OPAM finishes in the last post are lovely. So good to see your quilt is improving and I love your little cross stitch block. Lovely sneak peek too!

Nicky said...

Hi Christine,
I'm so glad you had some success with the colours running, must have been very scary to see it all bleeding into your other colours! I've seen lots of former cross stitchers coming back to it lately, must be the season for it.... your first block is lovely...

Wendy said...

the quilt is lovely, I hope you get all the dye out. I have the blocks for that cross stitch along printed out... haven't started yet!