Thursday, June 1, 2017

To Err is Human

 I loaded up the latest top-this is how I cut the batting and backing ;  it is easier than laying out flat!  Just quarter your top, batting and trim larger than your top and then the same with the backing.  Easy.
 I tried a new to me technique , ruler work .  
It was a learning curve but I enjoyed the challenge.  
 Then for some reason I could hear a difference and sure enough, 
when I looked underneath there were all these snarls.  

 AND WORSE-I COULD SEE I HAD LOADED THE QUILT BACKING UPSIDE DOWN SO THE WRONG SIDE WAS OUT.  I WAS 2/3 OF THE WAY DONE.  WHAT TO DO?  EAT CHOCOLATE.  SERIOUSLY.
 I powered on with the top , finished it and pulled it off the frame.
 I admired my lines and design and the puffy stars.
 The appliques and meanders.
 The borders.
 BUT NOT THE BACKING.
THE BEAUTIFUL PIECED BACKING.
I loaded another piece of backing on late last night 
and quilted 'stitch-in-the-ditch' to hold the backing to the rest of the quilt.  
Today I will bind it and no one will know the heartache that this little mistake caused me! 
 (Shhh, don't tell!)

8 comments:

  1. My regular machine makes those snarls when it's not quite threaded just right - it's a self-threading machine, but if you don't lay the thread in just the right spot, apparently it doesn't cooperate.

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  2. I hate those snarls! Sorry about the "little" mistake. Shhhhh I won't tell.

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  3. My lips are sealed. I'm glad you found a solution because the top looks fabulous.

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  4. Your secret is safe with me.

    (I thought those snarls were part of a *fancy* fabric*.) LOL

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  5. Oh, good gracious!!! Good save though. I was thinking while I was reading that the best save would be that very thing. Oy...

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  6. My Lips are sealed. And I am in awe. It came out fantastic

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  7. So painful to have what should be a ta-da moment turn out to be a "WHAT?!?!?!!!!!" moment instead. :( Creative improvisation -- and chocolate -- to the rescue...

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  8. Yugh! You must have been so upset. I won't tell a soul!

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