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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Circuit Rider's Quilt - Block 15

This poor block almost did not make it!  I was working on the block, and had it on the arm of my chair.  Decided to do some vacuum cleaning, and had the nozzle set to suck at the back of the cushions.  I looked away for some reason, and turned back just in time to see something white disappearing into the cleaner.  Ok, wonder what that was?  Did I imagine it?  maybe it was just a tissue.

Later on that evening I was looking for my sewing.  Now what was it I was working on?  yes, the block, and realised that it must be in the cleaner.  OMG - I expected I would have to throw it out and start again.  I dug deep - YUK! - into the dirt (gosh , did not realise I had so much dirt about the house) and got it out.  Washed it carefully, laid it out to dry, and here it is - hardly worse for wear.  I can still see some grubby marks on it, but it does not show up in the photo.  When I finally finish the quilt and wash it again, then I know it will be just fine.


  1. Close call!! Thank goodness you could retrieve it.

  2. OMGosh!! I'm so glad you were able to fish it out of the vacuum. It looks great!

  3. Thank goodness you caught a glimpse of it going in. Appliqued block? you bet I'd fish it out! Good for you!