Well, Shoot…

31 08 2013

As mentioned previously, I got together a quilt sandwich for Sunsets and White Beaches last Sunday. I figured I could churn through straight line quilting this baby in a couple of days, and have it bound by the end of the month. Easy peasy.

Yeah, right.

I started machine quilting this evening, playing with a couple of arrangements.

First, I thought that I could do a wide cross hatch, with the lines about 2″ apart. So I did two lines like that. Then I stepped back and HATED it. Out came the seam ripper. Next, I thought that I could do some outline stitching. That was just as bad, especially with all the twisting and turning of the quilt in the machine.

Hello, seam ripper, you are my friend.

RippingSo, now what am I doing?

Hand-quilting it.

*sighs*

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6 responses

31 08 2013
bertcollections

Sounds like you need some free motion quilting – have you tried it before?

1 09 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I’ve tried it, but unfortunately, I’m not as skilled as I want to be. Nor is it the solution for this quilt – I still want straight lines, but more outline stitching than anything else.

31 08 2013
Susan @TheBoredZombie.com

Hey – sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! It will look great!

1 09 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Funnily enough, it’s the ripping out of the machine stitching that I’m dreading. At least with hand-quilting, it’s easy to backtrack and correct.

1 09 2013
Robyn in Oz

the best laid plans of mice and men. Never mind, at least you are now sure of what you DON’T want on the quilt. What a pest.
Enjoy the hand work.

1 09 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

You know, I’m kind of looking forward to it. There’s a certain calm that comes with hand-quilting. Too bad it takes forever!

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