Roger's brother and his wife recently welcomed their third child into the world. so naturally a quilt had to be made. Levi is their third son, bringing the grand total of Lovelady boys in this county to 6. They won't go to to the same elementary school as our kids, but our high school better be prepared!
I comment quite a bit that I love star quilts, but that I don't enjoy making them. This is true, but making the star points out of no-waste flying geese rather than stitch-and flip points is much more enjoyable for me. I'll do another little post with my block dimensions for anyone interested.
Levi's quilt was very much inspired by this quilt by Allison of Cluck, Cluck, Sew. I left the quilting pretty simple with a diagonal crosshatch and a little outline of the diamonds between stars. And this leads to the freak-out...
For most of my quilting I don't bother with actually marking the lines but this time I needed to. I know lots of people use Hera markers and love them and I'm sure that I would, too, if I ever remembered to buy one. So the last three quilts that have been marked have gotten the Crayola treatment. And two out of three have washed out with no issues whatsoever. I thought that it had worked on Levi's quilt, too, until I inspected a little closer. See that pink line up there? I used a dark grey marker on the quilt, but this pink residual line was only left on these two prints. It had already gone through the dryer when I noticed it, so I sprayed it with an OxyClean laundry spray, then ran it through a soak cycle in the washer with a little powdered OxyClean thrown in for good measure. Thankfully it all came out because I didn't have much time before we were taking it over to see him!
I was feeling the love for Denyse Schmidt with my backing and binding choices, wasn't I? I would say the vast majority of my stash basics come from either her, Lizzy House, or Riley Blake. What about you?
ETA: After a few comments, I thought it might be best to stress the fact that I used a Crayola washable marker to mark the quilt, not a crayon.