Wednesday, January 22, 2020

UFO Update

My January UFO called "Chocolate Dancehas been machine quilted.
Because I am teaching a class on friday about how to quilt swirls and ribbon candy designs, I decided to practice them on this quilt. Swirls are in the centre and the fun ribbon candy design is in the border. I wrote about the minke frustrations in a previous blog post, so I won't go on and on about it again today, but it turned my usually enjoyable quilting experience, into a very challenging process. 

And... can you even believe this?!?! 
I measured how much binding I needed, and ta da... I'm about 1" too short!
Are you kidding me?!?! This quilt experience was just one frustration after another!

I attached the binding on the minke side and folded it over to the quilt top side to hand stitch it down ... that turned out to be a good idea!
I'm so relieved that the quilting is done and the binding is on, so in spite of all the challenges, it looks like I'm on track to achieve my January goal!


SandraC said...

I wonder with all the challenges with this quilt, will you be able to like it in the end?

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I hope you do enjoy the quilt, you've earned it!!

audrey said...

So glad you were able to push through and finish out. Very interesting to know that Minkie might possibly behave better with a batting in between. I have been so scared of trying this and it looks like I was right to be! Very sweet quilt regardless and Minkie is so incredibly soft. Most people probably won't even notice the stitching irregularities.:)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry about all the problems with this quilt.