Wednesday, August 31, 2016
More on Frixion Pens, and DONE with "Heinz 57"
Hand quilted!!! D O N E!
My last post included info on using the hair dryer to whoosh all the Frixion lines away. I misspoke - many of the lines reappeared later, where I had used the hair dryer. Oh dear, PANIC time, but then I followed directions (!!!) and used my iron. I had resisted the iron because my blocks had been marked with the traditional blue pen - you know, the ones where you absolutely CANNOT use iron on them - and I was afraid of some possible error. I used the Frixion only on the border gridwork, and they disappeared with the iron. Whew!
This quilt is called "Heinz 57." It's 74" x 84". There are 49 blocks in the top and 8 leftover (equal 57 varieties) that I'll put on the back - kinda late in the plan but ..... The blocks were made about years ago, and I remember the absolute delight making them - using 1.5 inch and 2.5 inch leftover pieces. The blocks are each different. Each one was put together little regard for "matching" other than light and dark placement, and I LOVE how even "mismatched" blocks look great and present new color combinations, previously not considered. The dark green border on each block gives continuity. I'm remembering I could not stop making those cute blocks!!!!
Finally, thank you Ms. Victoria, of Park Hill Farm blog, for helping me figure out to make "My Blog List" on my page. I will add more.