Sunday, April 10, 2016

Antique Cars Quilt

This is the project I posted about here. I mentioned that several blocks had stray ink marks from the original iron-on pattern. I tried hairspray and Clorox II without luck to remove the spots. At Hobby Lobby I found Grandma's Spot Remover. That little bottle of magic did the trick. I plan to get a second bottle so I can have one in my sewing room and another by the washing machine.

I got the blocks set together and am very happy with the layout.




I sent the pictures to Margaret and she approved it. I loaded it on the machine and got the first row completed.

Now that I see this photo, I notice that I missed a line in the cross hatch. Have to go back.


I am copying the setting design that I used in the 2013 Designer Mystery BOM quilt. Simple X in the nine patches, wish-bones in the sashing strips. Simple feather wreath around each car with cross hatch center.

I am linking up with Podunk Pretties. Linking up with Freemotion by the River.

Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

  1. Wow that is a great quilt, especially the quilting on it!

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  2. This is totally cool. I'm thrilled because I have a box of antique car blocks that my SILs grandfather embroidered who knows how long ago. I'd love to do something special with them! Your post is so inspiring! Thanks!

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  3. I swear by Grandma's Spot Remover. WOnderful quilting to this sweet quilt.

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  4. Love it! The center cross hatch with the surrounding feather looks much better than the circular feather that you posted before. It really sets off the embroidery nicely. Do you mind if I "borrow" your idea? I have some embroidered Christmas blocks in a tablerunner that I was "thinking of" quilting with a cross hatch pattern - after seeing how well yours turned out - now I'm certain that's the way to go - ;))

    Question - when you did the cross hatch, did you stop when you got to the embroidery and then continue on the other side - or did you stitch over the embroidery? I can't tell from the photo - but it looks like you stopped and then started again - ;))

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  5. This is going to be beautiful--such a great opportunity for the blocks to shine!

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  6. I love those antique cars, and your setting and quilting are perfect for them. The touch of red is just right. I agree that the cross hatch sets off the embroidery well. And what a relief to get the stains out! Claire aka knitnkwilt

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  7. what a fun unique quilt - your quilting is paired perfectly. My father worked for Ford. Motor Co. for 35 years -

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  8. Fabulous quilt! My daughter once accidentally put a biro mark on one of my quilts....I was devastated but fortunately hairspray did work. Did you know that your own saliva can take out bloodstains (as long as it is yours)?

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  9. Beautiful quilt and I'm going to have to pick up some of that Grandma's Spot Remover! Thanks for sharing!

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