|Can you see the black smudges on the edges of the tree branches?|
Why does crummy stuff always happen when you're on a deadline? Case in point. I'm running quilts to the quilter Friday to meet the May deadline for my book quilts, so I'm putting some last minute finishes on one of them (the best one in the book IMHO, by the way!) when tragedy strikes. I'm taking out the freezer paper on an applique tree and I notice the edges are really dark. I look closely and see that I've used magic marker to mark the template on the freezer paper. I have no memory of doing this and I have never ever done this before. The result is that when the water hit the template to soften the glue, the marker bled on my applique!
|I carefully cut out the damaged shape with a seam ripper.|
|I pressed a piece of freezer paper to the backside of the quilt|
to stabilize the opening left where I took off the shape.
The new shape is glued over the opening right
where the damaged one was removed.
I'll remove the freezer paper on the back
and re-stitch it and it will be good as new.