First off…Circle this Saturday on your calendar, as it’s time for Quilt Sue’s Christmas Quilt-A-Long! This month our lovely hostess is Lesley, from Cuddle Quilter Blog…and she is promising that we will PARTY HARTY!!
Quilt Sue let the cat out of the bag…and told us that Lesley will also be having a GIVE AWAY…so Lesley, be prepared for a stampede of wild Quilters! Lesley will also have the next installment to the mystery quilt, “Festive Mystery”, waiting for us. Be there or be square!
Since we are on the subject of Christmas…do you remember this little quilt?…It’s my all time favourite Christmas Quilt of ALL TIME!!
Love it!! I took it down south with us to hang in the 5th Wheel over Christmas..to bring a little Christmas Cheer to our little home on wheels. Anyways when I was taking it out of the plastic bag I noticed THIS!!
BUTTON STAINS!! YIKES!! Now I don’t remember what kind of buttons I used…new or old? I have a feeling that they were new…
Can you see the purple dye marks under each buttons… ? Yup…those button marks are under EVERY single button!!
And not only are there marks under the button but they also left marks where the buttons touched the other snowmen while the quilt was being stored!!
Can you see the stains…under the carrot nose and over to the left?
So I cut off all the buttons…and will sew on new buttons! Or maybe old buttons that have stood the test of time!?
Has anyone had this problem before? I keep all my Christmas quilts together in a large pillow bag that zips up and store it in a linen cupboard…where it’s nice and warm and dry. This quilt has never been wet…aside from a photo shoot in the snow!
Before I use buttons on a quilt again, I think I will soak them first and see if they ‘bleed’!!
As Quilt Sue would say… ‘Darn bleeding buttons! Stiff upper lip and all that!!” QS always has such a way with words!!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P