Tuesday, 4 December 2007

More haste, less speed

When will I ever learn. I was so excited that I'd got the top and the back finished from Brenda's class that I completely forgot some very basic quilting rules. Like the one that suggests you should start in the middle and work out - I just started in a random fashion as I needed to ensure the thread was used in a random way across the piece. This meant I ended up with puckered bits. I also think I could have made the sandwich a bit better - a bit tighter. So now I'm unpicking all of the bits I've machined. Bit of a pain but when you know it's not working at the start there's no way it'll look right later on. I did take it to work today and they said 'no-one will notice' - but I'd like to have quite close quilting so the puckered bits would just get worse and worse.
So it's back to the unpicking...
I've also got the job of tidying up my sewing room so my friend can get in the spare bed when she comes to stay on Friday.

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

at least you have the sense to unpick now -- I tend to press ahead a long way before admitting I can't make it better :-(

verobirdie said...

I've made this error once, and like quilt pixie, I went a long way before admitting it. Now I start whatever I'm working on by the center :-)

Helen in the UK said...

Oh, I HATE unpicking. But as the others have said - better to do it now than get much further along and realise you will never be happy with it :(