May 30, 2012

The not so Quick - Quick Quilt....

Today I learned a lot of lessons about how not to make a strip quilt.
I learned that you really need to make sure your strips are all the same length and that it is not such a simple thing to "square it up later" - especially when the whole quilt decides to slide sideways....
That was the first time I unpicked it....

Then... You really DO NOT want to see this when you throw your finished quilt on the ironing board!
Yep, not only had I sewn the strips on upside down, I had also sewn them in reverse order, so not a simple matter of unpicking ONE seam, no - they all had to be undone and replaced in the correct sequence....

I should probably mention that, adding to the frustration, while sewing one of these seams my needle fell out of the machine.........TWICE.


So eventually it was finished and now all I need to do is try and get it quilted without any more dramas!

This one will be added to the growing pile of Laundry Bags that my Non-quilter friend is making, and sent to one of our Troops overseas.  Just hope he likes tractors!

2 comments:

  1. Oh no Wendy, that's a nuisance lesson to learn! And it seems to me that when one thing like this happens during a sewing session, that everything else starts misbehaving as well...needle changing is something that always happens to me at the worst possible time!

    Still, it does look great

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  2. Oh Wendy how frustrating. I know I have had days like that. Nice that you eventually got it down.
    We are leaving Paris in the morning. Just back at the hotel to take a break before dinner, in the Latin Quarter.
    Hugs Bunny

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