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« on: February 08, 2011 07:47:58 AM »

I fell in love with the kitties on this fabric. . .  and I knew I had to make a quilt focussing on the kitties.  Problem was, the kitties are SO small (less than an inch squared).  So I got out my quilting encyclopedia/dictionary/albums (I have 3), and I went on a hunt for just the right block.  I chose a block called "Farmer's Daughter" because I thought the kitties would look right at home in the middle...

This isn't the best picture, but the lighting is weird today.  Here's a close up of one of the blocks:

Up close, you can tell that I cut off one of the points, and my quilting lines aren't straight, but I am only human.

P.S.  I quilted this during the Super Bowl, and I got a blood stain on it when  I pricked my finger.  I immediately  soaked it in water, and the red dot has disappeared.  I am afraid the stain might come back, like milk stains are wont to do.  Is there a tried and true way to get blood stains out of quilts that doesn't endanger the fabric?

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 07:56:34 AM »

I love the kitties! This is awesome.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 10:19:26 AM »

I don't have any advice for the blood stains. Hope the area doesn't reappear.

But your quilt is lovely. Love the kitty theme and the pink and green. You did a great job.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 10:37:36 AM »

This has a cute country time feel to it. And kudos to you for hand quilting this. As far as blood stains go, and this might sound weird, but I have heard you should spit on the blood stain and rub it in like a stain pretreatment. Then dab it with a napkin to get out as much of the blood as possible. You can even go as far as sucking it out. After that, wash it in cold water like you did. Your saliva is supposed to break down the blood. I've done it on clothing and it has worked without the stain coming back, so you might give that a try.

« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011 11:36:07 AM »

Love the cats, they are so cute, ansd the spring time feel of the quilt!  Smiley

Amalgam is right, your own spit will get rid of your own blood! Strange but true, it has to be your own though, other people's wont work! (just as well cos that would be gross!)  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011 12:32:07 PM »

Thanks for the blood stain tips.  Hopefully the stain won't reappear, and I won't have to worry about it.  I forgot to mention that this quilt was also made to be a companion quilt to my spring baskets that I posted ages ago; see:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235506.msg2578507#msg2578507

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011 01:01:56 PM »

a little wd40 works, I laughed cause i hand quilt everynight while i watch tv and i do that all the time... or when im embroidering.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011 04:28:19 PM »

I have no advice on the blood stain since I've been fortunate so far - knock on wood! quick! - to not have had it happen to me...
but your kitty wall hanging is sweet Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011 08:37:18 PM »

What a great way to highlight your fabric.  This is really cute.  Don't worry about the points.  I had to look for them and I wouldn't have known to do that if you hadn't told me to!!!!   We all see our mistakes but no one who cares about us ever does.  And to anyone who does....  I don't care if you are a judge from Paducah, if I didn't enter it, you can judge it but I don't have to listen!

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011 06:10:53 PM »

Cute fabric, beautiful quilt.  Oxyclean works well on organic stains like blood.
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