My little quilt 'The Backseat Band' has arrived home.
It has been touring New Zealand as part of Bernina's 'Music Challenge'.
I visited the exhibition when it was on at Minerva Gallery here in Wellington. Even though I'd seen pictures on-line, seeing the quilts for real was quite different and I noticed more details. It was interesting seeing the range of styles, techniques and abilities yet none looked out of place.
The first thing I did when I got the quilt home was to check for residual pink marks and was happily surprised that there weren't any!!
Why? when I was making the quilt I had a great idea (well at the time it was but soon after wasn't) to use a pink Frixion highlighter pen. I wanted a nice thick line to stitch either side of before I coloured the line in with Tsukineko ink. The highlighter was the right width and would easily iron out, as the other Frixion pens do (mostly).
When I went to iron out the pink it didn't totally remove. I washed the piece, that didn't remove the pink but did lighten the ink. From memory the only thing that did remove the pink was nail polish remover - not sure what the long term effect of that might be!!