I just recently started a free block of the month I found on the blog One Piece at a Time. She does beautiful applique. It is going to be an applique/pieced quilt with Christmas themes. She just released the first block last week. I was so proud of myself that I had it almost done this weekend. All I had left to do was make the berries then applique them down. As I was making the berries I noticed a small spot on my background fabric. It looked a little bit like chocolate. Darn it. So I took a damp paper towel and tried to remove it. And then being the smarty I can tend to be sometimes I took my iron to that corner to dry it off so I could finish applying the berries. When I had placed my block on the ironing board I had a small piece of red fabric under it. And so when I combined the applique block, the red fabric and the iron I made a huge mistake as you can see in the next picture. The red fabric bled on my block.
I was quite distraught. I did not want to do this block over again. I was quite proud of the job I had done so far. So my lovely husband, Mr. J, went to the store and got some stain remover. He came back with a Tide Stain Stick remover and Stain Devils Ink and Crayon remover. First I tried the Tide. While it worked a little it still didn't help that much. Next I tried the Stain Devils. I had never heard of it before so I was a bit skeptical. But now I am in love. It got the stain out almost completely. In fact if you didn't know it was there I bet you couldn't see it. Here's a link to the product, here.
So now my block is almost complete. I never did finish the berries last night because of the Super Bowl. Hopefully I should be able to post the finish tonight.
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