UGH. All I can say is UGH and help!! Any ideas??
I was merrily quilting along on this quilt that has an intent and purpose and will need to be photographed for an upcoming publication and look what happened?!?!?! See the stain??
It all started like this…
I was free motion quilting this top and everything was happily going along. Night came and I stopped quilting. The next morning I am up and back at it. I am happily quilting along when I see a yellowish stain…WHAT?? Where did that come from?? I put my finger on the spot and immediately, I smelled it…that stench of a dead Japanese Beetle.
Apparently the thing had crawled between the top and batting overnight and decided to rest there. I must have ran the machine close enough to it for it to have gotten squished.
Really?? Could that really have happened?? Now how do I clean that up?? By the time I noticed it I have quite a lot of quilting done and would have to rip out lots. I didn’t know if I should rip it out to get the bug out or just leave it in….but if I leave it in, it could make a different sort of stain once I try to remove the stain that is there. UGH.
Right now the plan is to finish quilting it. Then open up the seam near the upper left corner of the red square. I should be able to get the bug out and stitch the opening back up unnoticed…but then the next question…How do I attempt to get the stain out.
I’ve always known I hated those Japanese Beetles..now I really know I do!!