Friday, February 28, 2014
Once I'd finished the appliqué of these border sections, which I did by machine, I joined the four sections and then realized that I'd better spritz them before pressing these seams and adding those final strips, since I had blue wash-out marker showing in some places. That's when the problem arose.
Despite prewashing that red fabric, it bled all over the white background! Ack! It's difficult to see in this photo, but there's pink in far too many places to be able to cover it all up with the planned appliquéd circles. The borders also look pretty wrinkled, since I'm afraid to press them after the spritzing, thus making that color run really permanent. I'm waiting for my LQS to get a shipment of Synthrapol; then I'll see if the problem can be fixed or whether it's a lost cause.