Victory on the Long Arm!
by, 01-14-2014 at 05:32 PM (551 Views)
I had a charity quilt for one of the guilds I belong to and was dreading the quilting. It was just not square. A fellow LA quilter told me it would be ok--only off a little when we did the "fold into quarters" test. So got it on the frame and found that all 3 of the borders where "off"--little pulls/tucks where they attached to each other even before I did anything! and the blocks were all wonky,too. Lots of potential for puckers and one even had about a 2" place that was not stitched down and I had to use fusible to get it together. So I decided that I'd do some SID and then use the WorkStation on the Gammill to put some circles around a star in the blocks. It looked awful!
So I took it off the frame and "unsewed" for hours last night and started over this morning. Did a FMQ on one border, FMQ the main part of the quilt and then piano keys on the rest of the border. Think it came out pretty well. Next post will be a picture!
So why a victory? Because I actually did a really wonky quilt that had lots of problems and it (mostly) worked!