Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sorry was late posting this. Part 1 and Part 2 are up. Bonnie is calling this Mystery Orca Bay. It will measure before borders 74.5 x 84.5...
Go on over and check it out....
Go on over and check it out....
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
If you have recently heard about these wonderful Frixion pens that are suppose to disappear when touched with an iron, think again...One of my quilting board friends decided to take the pen to task....here is her results:
"I thought I'd give you all a heads up about Frixion Erasable pens. A student showed me hers at Road to California in January. She drew a line, thin but quite black, and then ironed it and the line totally disappeared. It looked like the coolest thing ever!
So I went in search of these pens, which you can get a Staples. I bought the pack that has three colors in it - black, red and blue. Being quite the skeptic about things that are too good to be true, I read the back of the package. In small print it says: "Do not expose to extreme temperatures (<14degrees F;> 140 degrees F). If pen is exposed to temperature that reaches 140 degrees F the ink will be colorless when writing. To restore color, cool to at least 14 degrees F and the ink will again write in color."
Aha! I said to myself. If you iron the ink it's going to be way over 140 degrees so it's going to disappear. So I took some fabric and scribbled on it with all three colors. Then I ironed it and, sure enough, all the scribbles disappeared. But then I put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and all the lines reappeared. I left it for about a week and a half while I went travelling and today I tried to wash the ink out. It didn't come out with soap and hard scrubbing and not even after I put rubbing alchohol on it. So then I ironed the piece dry and all the lines disappeared and then it went back to the freezer and all the lines reappeared (perhaps just a bit fainter).
This experiment was enough to persuade me that these pens are too good to be true and even sort of creepy - the ink is always there even if you can't see it. I wouldn't use them on any fabric or quilt you really cared about."
So please be aware they seem great until the above was discovered....If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, just google it..They can be found at Stables....
Friday, June 24, 2011
Good Morning Everyone....It is a beautiful Sunny Morning and I'm lovin it...I put another button on my left sidebar. It is for the Skill Building Challenge...I think that if any of us are struggling with the basics or just need a refresher course, this would be a great place to go. Take a trip around the block and view some of the interesting things. You can click on the link here http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.com/2011/05/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler.html or click on the button on the sidebar either way you will get to where you are going...Enjoy!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wow I'm just a visual learner, that I came across this blog and great blog if you are wanting to learn freemotion quilting on your machine or just starting out on a longarm...
WooHoo it's here the June final clue is ready to go...Ok Ok, so I maybe a bit late to post, but it's there and Wow is all I can say...I love the final out come....No I didn't make the quilt yet, but I will be...Love the colors they used and the possiblities are endless from color choices to how to put the blocks together...This is a must to see, and if you want to keep it a secret just don't open each clue, just save them.