Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIP - Linen and Product Review

It's Wednesday (very observant of me don't you think??). We are half way through the week and it is tax day in the U.S. I hope you all have wrapped up your 'tax stuff'' and can enjoy the day :)

I am continuing to work on the linen. Not much has gotten done since my last post but I really wanted to share with you this new to me amazing product. No, I'm not being paid, not being sponsored, not in any way affiliated with the company. I'm keeping it real here folks. Not only is the product amazing, the customer service is nothing short of spectacular! You are saying enough with the build up already! What the heck are you talking about??? Blue Line Eraser. It.Works.
Great product, great customer service. I'm giving it two thumbs up :)
I don't know about you, but as soon as I'm done quilting marked areas I want those marks gone. Right.Now. I have had some hold my breath and hope the heck it comes out this time moments with the Mark B Gone marker. Spray, dab, yup, blue is gone but then when it dries. . . blue is back. Uh, no I said BE GONE! Repeat spray, dab, yup, blue is gone. . . dries, blue still there. . . I don't know about you, but I get REALLY annoyed!! And a little freaked out - what if it doesn't go away??? I remembered this review at Late Night Quilter. I headed over to Blue Line Eraser and ordered some on Saturday morning. Within the hour I received the notice that it had shipped!!! What?? Now that is service!! 

Here are the before pictures. 
This is after three tries to remove the marks with water.
Notice one side is echoed, one is not. . . Oh yeah, this part is about the blue! ;)

There were blue spots like this all over the quilt. You get the picture. I was not happy.
Here are the after pictures!
Yay :) You might notice a bit of blue on the left in the middle of the two smaller leaves. That was a stain in the linen. I have no idea what it is, could be ink, could have been from candle wax. I was hoping maybe this could be removed as well (I have tried a LOT of different things to get this out). It is lighter. I might just keep spritzing it and see if it goes away altogether :)

I even turned on the industrial lights for these pictures :) No.Blue.Lines :D

And one more. Three before, three after ;)
YAY!! :D I don't think I need to say any more, a picture is worth a 1,000 words! Except that I wish I had taken a picture of where the blue bled onto the white scroll lines. . . I didn't take an after picture because I have no idea where those places were now! Yes, I'm a happy camper and wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend this product. 

Just a few pictures as an update as to where I am with quilting. The last couple of days have not been extremely prolific in the quilting department. . . but there is some progress :)
Here is a picture of the roses prior to my quilting in the leaves.
And after. The dimension just that little bit of quilting in the vein lines is pretty amazing.
Here it is at the same angle as the first picture. I took this picture prior to using the Blue Line Eraser so if you are seeing blue, that is why.
And one more picture. . . just because I can :) OH, look at the white scroll on the right side, BLUE! It is gone now :)
As you might have noticed  in the before blue and after blue pictures, I have also finished some echoing. I want to finish one side of the quilt with the echoing and then share with you the difference between the two sides. Angela Walters said in a recent post, echoing is your friend - I could not agree more!! :)

Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social and Lee for WIP Wednesday. And Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday - this product will help you finish it up perfectly!! :) Head over and check out what others are working on this week! 

Until next time, keep on quilting!!
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  1. Wow, shipping notice within an hour? On a Saturday? That's pretty crazy. So glad it worked for you and I look forward to seeing more quilting progress. :)

  2. Hilarious that we are beside each other in the Let's Bee Social linkup and both wrote about products! So I've put in my order! Hope it gets here in a week... I'm anxious to see the post on the virtues of echoing. I would never have thought to do this but for you asking if I was planning on it. And I'm so glad I did.

  3. So glad to hear this! After the review on the Late Night Quilter I bought a starter kit from Blue Line Eraser, though haven't had a chance to use it yet.

  4. So glad the eraser worked for you. One thing the educators at Handi Quilter suggested was to spray the quilt from the back side with the quilt on top of a towel. Then it will drop out of the quilt instead of into the batting. I have yet to try that.

  5. Great quilting around the roses!

  6. I do have this stuff but I have not had the need to use it yet. But I am sure my time is gonna come!!! Thanks for reminding me I have it!!! Quilting is looking Marvelous!!

  7. I didn't know this product existed. Thanks for posting! The quilting is looking fabulous!

  8. Wow - thank you for letting us know about that Judy! It's funny - here in NY state "Blue Line" refers to the boundary around the Adirondack State Park, so that wa the first thing I thought of.
    The quilting you have been doing looks amazing - as always!

  9. So happy you found a product that actually worked. The quilting looks fabulous and so do those gorgeous roses. Nicely done!

  10. This is super fancy and hurray for no more blue lines!

  11. Great tip - not sure i can get that stuff here but i'll look!

  12. I haven't found a marking tool I'm 100 percent comfortable using yet. I have the Mark B Gone pen but haven't tried it, for this very reason. Now I can order the Blue Line Eraser and feel a bit better about marking. Thanks so much!

  13. I need to get some of that, I recently had a quilt that I marked that the same thing happened to, it took wetting it 3 times to get all of the marks out. Thanks for the tip!

  14. Judy I just went through all your posts on the process of quilting this linen piece and just had to let you know how much I appreciate your attention to details. I LEARNED SO MUCH!! Thank you!!!!


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