I've been planning how to quilt the Dresden Plate so that I could get it marked and off to the quilters but those spots were bothering me. I started marking a few blocks but then decided that I needed to give it another try because they are right in the centre of the quilt.
So I tried a solution that I'd seen on the web (what did we do before the internet?) - one part Dawn dishwashing liquid and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, with a little baking soda tossed in for good measure.
I let it sit for 15- 20 minutes and then went back to see if I'd had any success, but it didn't look like much. So I worked the spots for a bit with a damp towel and decided to leave well enough alone and went back to marking while that area dried out. A little later curiosity got the better of me and, I'm happy to report, no more spots! Ya!
Quilts always have their own stories to tell and this one is no different. When I had it hanging over the ironing board I noticed that there were two slightly different versions of plates