Thursday, 17 August 2017

Oh No Disaster


 I was so excited to finally start quilting my xmas wallhanging.


There was a little bit of quilting to do so i did it over 2 afternoons.


I picked a lovely red striped fabric for the binding


Then disaster happened while i was pressing it to get rid of the frixton pen lines,some water splashed out of the iron and onto the stitching,yep you guessed it my threads bled.


Now i was so disappointed because i had soaked my threads for this stitchery and then i remembered i used a little bit that was left over from a previous stitchery and damn wouldnt you know it,it must've been that bit of thread that the water just happened to land on.
Normally i would've soaked it in water and salt but i had done so much stitching on this piece that i didnt want it to be wrecked so i flew off to the little supermarket out near us and they had some colour remover stuff for this,it was a dylon one,so i raced back home and soak it  and then OH NOOOO


Now it is this colour,all the red went orange and the pretty blue has gone faded,oh dear i felt like crying,even the red in the binding went orange,from now on when pressing stitcheries i am using a dry iron and i will not use any thread that hasnt been soaked,even if i am not sure i will soak it to make sure.
Phew it could've been worse at least it still can be used,but gee so disappointing,oh well thats the way it goes some times,we learn and try new things every day.

Hope your day is a good one.
cheers Shez xx


30 comments:

  1. Oh no. How awful to have that happen Shez. Your wallhanging is still beautiful. Hugs,xx

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  2. Oh Shez, so much work in it too.... how disappointing.... the orange still is okay though - there is a bit of a rust colour in the thread to match?
    Hugz

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  3. How scary is that! All that work to have it changed so drastically.

    On the positive it does look pretty as orange and light green

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  4. Oh no! Oh well, like you said, live and learn. So sorry.

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  5. Shez, I think your quilting is still amazing! I love the orange colour and the light blue. No need to worry about it. OK I understand that you imagined it in red and bright blue, but never mind. Accidents may happen all the time. Enjoy your beautiful quilt! Think positive! Kisses, my friend!

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  6. Ahhh Shez I don't think I would be using those threads again.I know they cost a bit.Did you pre wash the fabrics? Glad the little quilt turned out ok in the end

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  7. I am sorry! It still looks nice as orange, but I know it is not what you expected. I think I would go with a different thread. I sometimes forget to turn off the steam on my iron too.

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  8. I feel so bad for you - after all your hard work. I can feel your disappointment. Valuable lessons learned.

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  9. So sorry that this happened. Your stitching is really what catches the eye, so if you hadn't said anything, I probably wouldn't have noticed. I've had similar thing happen in the past, so I can definitely empathize. Andrea

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  10. Oh BuGGeR... what else can one say !!!! grrrrrr
    Such a heartbreak when you really love a project and something BaD happens.
    But as you say... a valuable lesson learned... even though you nearly always do the correct thing.. but it doesn't make it hurt any less. It's still a lovely xmas deco so enjoy it anyways... insert sad face here... xox

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  11. I am so sorry that this has happened. So much beautiful work. I think it still looks lovely but I am very disappointed for you.

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  12. what a disaster. These days you would have thought colours wuld be fast set wonder what make they were as I never think of washing thread prior to use though I always wash my fabric. Seems strange that the dylon changed the colours think maybe I would be getting in touch with them. Was surprised that even Tilda fabric bled badly when I washed it the other day.

    Your work is still beautiful but know you must feel so sad about what happened.

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  13. Such a shame. It still looks amazing though and as you say, can still be used.

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  14. Oh dear, oh dear... how frustrating..... it still look great though, even though the colors are different! xx

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  15. Hiw disappointing after all that work.

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  16. Oh my gosh Shez, I am so very sad for you. How disappointing and the colours were so beautiful. You have such a wonderful attitude toward what happened but honestly I can so feel your pain. You have made such a beautiful job of all of the stitching.

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  17. I feel for you. How frustrating. You would think that they should be colour fast.

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  18. Oh no! Shez, I'm so sorry about this for you. I hope you said a few naughty words - we all give you permission to do so!
    Were they Cottage Garden Threads? I've heard they bleed, but I've never used them.

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  19. Oh I feel for you so sad to have that happen the fabrics and colours were just gorgeous. Luckily the pattern is so cute it looks lovely in this new colours.

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  20. Hiya Shez, just catching up on some blog posts as have been away seeing to Mum. You sure have been busy as always my friend. I am so very sorry to read what happened to your wallhanging but I still love it even in the orange. You have done a wonderful job of it Shez Xxx

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  21. So sorry that this happened to your wonderful piece. It's still very beautiful, just with different colours. But what a disappointment for you. When it rains, it pours.

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  22. Oh no Shez, I could cry for you. It is so distressing when this happens and you have spent so much time on a beautiful piece of quilting. The bonus: You have a beautiful quilt in a different colour scheme to everyone else, how individual is that. Your work is stunning. The embroidery is beautiful. x

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  23. Oh what a shame Shez - so sad for you. It still looks lovely though. xx

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  24. The wall hanging is still beautiful. I know it is so disappointing when things like this happen.

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  25. Oh Shez how disappointing for you after all your work ....
    I have also learnt the hard way to soak Cottage Garden threads and I rarely use water in my iron....

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  26. How disappointing Shez....especially when you nearly always pre-wash the threads. And very interesting what the Dylon did to your fabrics. It does still look beautiful, just different. xxx

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  27. It may not be Christmas colors anymore, but it is beautifully stitched. Sometimes we just get in too big a hurry to think it through. I have recently experienced just that thing.
    xx, Carol

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