Monday, September 21, 2009

High Drama and How It All Came Out In The Wash



Did you know it is possible to be whooping with delight, thanking ye Gods and ye crafting fairies while doing simultaneous mortification? After the whole scorched-by-iron Quilt Project dramatics last Thursday and the sweet, shoulder-patting sympathy, Googling and top tips left by exceptionally lovely readers of this blog (thank you most excellent and exceptionally lovely readers of this blog), you’re not going to believe what got those stains OUT. I’m too embarrassed to say.

Instead, I’m just going to turn this into a Live and Learn Moment. I hereby raise my right hand and proclaim that One shalt try to be less reactive and hysterical even when there is the smell of burning fabric. One shalt also attempt to refrain from crafting whilst sleep-deprived and One shalt acquire a nice, predictable-type iron and religiously study its instruction manual from cover to cover, no matter how bleedingly obvious things may seem.

In the meantime, my Quilt Project square is finished. Thank you, Glinda, Good Witch of the South, for any role you may have played in that.



It’s been quite some whirlwind ride.



If you haven’t seen what everyone else has been up to, then just go and take a peek at all the redwork loveliness here.

PS. Cold water.
PPS. Yep, that’s what I said.

42 comments:

Loz and Dinny said...

I am so so happy to hear this!!!! Hurrah ... so, Martha... is that same method going to get the blue pen ink 'decoration' out of my white couch cushions?
PS your Quilt square is the bomb!

Gina said...

Yowzers. Just catching up on the happenings at M&E and all the scorching etc. Could you BE any more dramatic? Gosh darn it woman, that there sure is a purty quilt square!! Are you sure you wouldn't like to just approach things with a bit more, I don't know, mediocrity? Just for me?

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

T
Cold water...?
My usual approach is to go straight for the vodka... maybe with some ice, which will eventually become cold water, right?
W

Bek said...

Phew! This square is incredible. So sparkly and shiny and so not scorched!

mrs smith said...

It's beautiful. Why is it that often the most beautiful things in life give us the most trouble? Husbands, children, quilt squares ...

And I just upgraded to a high end ironing suite. I highly recommend it. I am ironing things that have never been ironed before just for the 'sheer pleasurement' ( as my J would say).


Your work is stunning. There is no place like home.

Grace said...

LOVE the square!

One Flew Over said...

The gods were smiling...although, I for one never had any doubt that you would pull it off.

Pour yourself a Pimms...it looks bloody sensational!

m.e (Cathie) said...

how absolutely beautiful!!! ohhh, I just want to put on my sparkly reds and go home now.. ;)

peppermintpatcher said...

Well... thank goodness and Glinda for that! Your work is just beautiful.

Madeline said...

Cold water? Really? Wow. I'm sort of stunned. Probably not as much as you were though. ;)
It's simply beautiful. And, all the other redwork loveliness is something to behold. I'm enjoying browsing through all of those photos.

Mel said...

Eat your heart out Shannon Lush! Cold water (really?) to the rescue!

That quilt square is drop dead gorgeous Tania! This is going to be one gorgeous creation ...

Nikki Cardigan said...

I wondered what that BIG noise was that I heard earlier. I could hear your sigh of relief all the way over this side of town!

I am so happy for you that it all ended well.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So pleased for you !!! And it really is every bit as gorgeous as I thought it would be .
So what's next ? Lacemaking , puppet carving , spinning with cobwebs ? Or are you going straight to alchemy ?

Alisa said...

Every truly great Oz story has it's monkey business!
Looks gorgeous Tania!

Jodie said...

spec-tac-u-lar !!

Leonie Guld said...

Yeh!!!! congratulations.....we were a bit worried for a while there weren't we!!! It looks magical!!

willywagtail said...

Yahoo for you. Iy is simply beautiful. Cherrie

dillpickle said...

Big collective sigh of relief! It looks magnificent :-) SUCH a good thing it's come up so wonderfully!

Cold water, hey? That stuff is miraculous ;-)

Cass said...

Tania I absolutely love it

GUGAW said...

oh wow this is stunning!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I'm so glad you found a solution ... good stuff, water! Your work looks wonderful!

Karin said...

*grin* Cold water is just too simple. No wonder you overlooked that idea. Good to hear all came out right. From what I see on the pictures, your piece is gorgeous!

Katie B. said...

This is just gorgeous! All of the trouble was worth it in the end. (Easy for me to say, right?)

Sandrine said...

Pourquoi chercher complique quand on peut faire simple!!Voila WATER!!!Well done it is STUNNING madame ME!x

Christy said...

pure gorgeousness!

CurlyPops said...

Oh thank all of our lucky stars! I would never have guessed cold water. I want to clicketty click my red heels and go dancing now!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the theme you have used - great news about the scorch marks - I will have to file that tip away for future reference.

Nikki said...

Hooray! You are a super-trouper for sticking with it, and the results are amazing.

Cold water. Who'da thunk it?

Cath from chunkychooky said...

you are a bloody genius!

suesueb said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Jessi said...

how on earth can one be so talented??????

Selina said...

hehe! I'm so glad it all turned out good. It might be good in the future to just try that one first, before you freak us all out!!

Looking just beautiful, great job!

Selina xx

kellyi said...

It's beautiful! When I finally work out how to stitch in a straight line, I attempt some thing as pretty.

Angus in Northcote said...

Cold Water? I was so sure you were going to say wee. Or dog wee. Or youngest child's wee.

Note to self: must try to spend more waking hours away from the 2 year old.

M* (Melanie) said...

glad to see it all worked out for you Tania. And the square is absolutely exquisite. So beautiful...

M* (Melanie) said...

glad to see it all worked out for you Tania. And the square is absolutely exquisite. So beautiful...

Cindy said...

Even with brown stains this would of still looked amazing I think! It is so beautiful in application and sentiment

The Sice Family said...

Whew! I'm glad it all turned out! It looks beautiful! Must get myself a pair of red shoes...
Wendy xxx

Leanda said...

Beautiful work and so glad it was rectified so simply. Great blog by the way and your humour is cracking :)

jeanamarie said...

so good to hear it came up ok after all! i would have been in hysterics too.

i wonder what it was that got the burn mark out though? my mind is coming up with all sorts of possibilities...;)

it's going to be a great quilt, no?

Sandee said...

This is beautiful. I want to embroider like you!

Christie said...

wow your piece looks amazing!!

are you going to the big unveiling?