Saturday, December 27, 2008

My sewing loft....and the trip around the world quilt

Hmmm where do I begin with this quilt? About a year and a half ago my daughter went into the Fabric Shack with me in Waynesville, Ohio. She picked a charm pack of Quilt for a Cure fabric because it was pink of course! She started to sew the squares together and got bored (she's 7 and that doesn't take long). I finished sewing the squares and she said it was too small for her to use. I ended up buying a jelly roll of Quilt for a Cure and my mother in law took the strips and made the quilt big enough for a twin bed...well nearly. I added borders and it was then big enough for Grace's bed. My mother in law said she new a gal in Florida that machine quilted for her. So I sent the quilt July 5th to Florida via my mother in law. My in-laws left for India the last week in August and I didn't get a chance to ask what happened to the quilt. Well it was mailed to Ohio the 3rd week in August but didn't get delivered....they returned it to the Virgin Islands?? ah that's not Florida...so then it was sent to Georgia to some holding facility. My mother in law finally got the quilt back the first week in DECEMBER! We thought it was gone for sure. Unfortunately it didn't come back as it was sent in July....it is stained....and the machine quilter marked it with something yellow on the whole border...then it sat for 4 months...so I have no idea IF it will come out. It breaks my heart that it's damaged..but atleast we have the quilt back.
I will not use that machine quilter again..I've already found another GREAT gal to quilt custom for me. I will posting the quilt she did for me...very soon.
Meanwhile, I've rearranged my sewing loft area....I love it more than ever before...now I have a place for my laptop! We bought a new desk for the office and brought the older computer desk upstairs for me...it fits under my cabinets perfectly...with 2 inches to spare....




8 comments:

Guðrún said...

I love your sewing area. How sad about that quilt, I hope the stains will wash out.

PunkiePie said...

I'm sorry to hear the quilt may be ruined. I hope the stains come out but at least you have the quilt back. I LOVE your sewing loft. I'm jealous. Waaaaay jealous. I just have a little itty bitty corner of my husband's office but at least I have a dedicated sewing area. Makes my life much easier.

Jen :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Vickie- That is an awful mail story about your quilt and then to get it back and have stains on it. Maybe somebody out here in blogland, will have an idea about the stains. It is a lovely quilt though. And your sewing loft, is just lovely...I am so envious! :) Cupboards and bookcases, ahhh.....it is the small things in life that would make things a bit more organized in my world.

BTW, I have had company or I was going to email you. I so appreciate your comments about my house quilt. You are exactly right. When I get all picky like that, I don't enjoy quilting or trying new blocks. I ought to just be pleased with the effort! Thanks so much.

I hope those stains come out.

Lisa said...

Hi Vickie! I LOVE your sewing loft, it is AWESOME!

I'm sorry to hear about the stains on the quilt. I have found that Oxy Clean in the powder tub works great on removing stains. Try a scoop if it with your quilt when you wash it. Or another thing that works great is Hydrogen Peroxide. It took hot pink marker out of my husbands blue jeans.

Sheri Howard said...

WOW what a sewing area!!!!!!! So sorry about your quilt...I have a site that has a lot of great products , so check with your local quilt store and see if they carry them. I have used the Retayne for color fast: the Synthrapol for stains, and for older quilts. I haven't used the marking pencil remover, but a friend has. http://softexpressions.com/software/notions/QltCareProd.html

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! That's really too bad about the damage though. Hope you can get the stains out! And I love your sewing area! :0)

PamKittyMorning said...

I'd just spritz those stains with water and see if they come out. She's probably used some kind of disappearing marker and most come in water soluable. The quilt is pretty and now has quite an adventure to tell!

Love your sewing loft. (with a heavy dose of envy!) Happy New Year!

Jackie said...

I'd love to have your sewing studio! How fantastic it must be to have that to play in!!!