Yes, people even The Slow Quilter is having her share of woes. I love making quilts, but I do not like to quilt them, only if they are small. Working on this signature quilt as given me woes. Finally using the fabric I brought at the show for the boarder, I was ready to start quilting it. How do I count the woes:
1. Sandwiching the quilt – since I cannot get on the floor to sandwich the quilt, I have to use the dinning room table, which is not long or wide enough for the quilt, so I have to carefully lay it out, tape it down on one side while the other side hangs off the table, then spray baste it and work on the other side. Not so bad, I have had practice in doing this with no wrinkles on the back.
2. Quilt it – since I am not a great quilter the easiest thing for me to do is stich-n-the-ditch. A lot of ditch stitching, no problem there either, lot of practice and very good at it. Since I have this 4 inch board on the quilt, I could not let it just flop around so I decided to just stitch straight lines on the boarder.
3. Since my sewing room is too small for anything this big to quilt, had to move the sewing machine to the dinning room table.
I thought I was doing a great job on this, but when I thought it was time to quite for the night, I discovered that I had sewed part of the batting to the back of the quilt. DARN IT. Had to rip out the stitches and just but the darn thing away until I come home from work to work on it again.
4. My last woe will be squaring up the quilt, not a problem, or will it be. I hope not. The easiest part of all this is when I sew on the binding, which I love to do and just sit back and finish it by hand sewing the binding. I hope to be finish this quilt by the weekend and give it to the ladies at the church on Sunday.
This will be my first finish for 2014 on a 2012 unfinished project. YAH!!!! Then I will pull out another unfinished long a go quilt to finish and the WOES will start again.
What are your Woes?
The Slow Quilter (Felicia)