Keeping it real here! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you've watched this bit of drama unfold... I was so thrilled with my Kate Spain Christmas collection I decided I also needed a wall hanging. I still had plenty of Flurry scraps and I may have picked up a few pieces of Jingle on one of my recent trips to Quilter's Way:-) After a hop down the Pinterest rabbit hole I decided to make the Moda Bake Shop Christmas Baubles quilt by Jen Daly.
Kate Spain Christmas collections to make this Christmas Baubles mini quilt by Jen Daly Quilts for the Moda Bake Shop. I'm not sure I agree with the Easy classification on this pattern. It's not so much that there are any difficult techniques and Jen's instructions are clearly written and illustrated but sewing 88 1 1/8" squares to the corners to make 22 snowball blocks is not for the faint of heart.
- Soaking in Oxyclean
- Dawn dishwashing liquid
- Blotting it with Color Catchers
- Oxy MaxForce
- Lemon Juice and Salt
- Spot Stop
- Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda
I'd say the lemon juice and salt seemed to be the most effective but it's hard to say for sure given everything I tried. In the end while I was able to fade the stains they are too obvious for me to want to use this. I'm also a bit concerned about the integrity of the fabric after all the chemical treatments. I will say that these Moda dark reds (which I didn't prewash) didn't seem to bleed a bit. So have I learned the lesson quilts and tea don't mix? Probably not but maybe Santa will bring me a travel mug with a top that closes:-)
With Christmas rapidly approaching it's a good thing the rest of my holiday making has gone smoothly though I will admit to some last minute applique on our flight down last night:-) Have you finished all your holiday projects?