As I was sewing the binding to this quilt I felt this on the back.
When I flipped it over to take a look I couldn’t believe it. I’ve quilted probably a couple of hundred quilts on the frame and never had a pleat but somehow it happened on this one (of course!). Apparently the back wasn’t smooth when I turned it and reloaded to quilt the sides. Ugh! You are probably as sick of seeing this project as I am. After my initial horror I consoled myself with a little treat that I keep by my machine for emergencies such as this.
Then I pulled out Jack (the ripper) and started fixing the mistake. It was only about 14 inches so it didn’t take too long and I was able to re-load it and sew it correctly.
This quilt is now finished and ready to send to it’s new owner! These aren’t colors I would normally use, but the fabrics are all so pretty and give this quilt a fresh modern look even though the design is more traditional.
Hopefully this is the last we’ll see of this quilt!!!
Sew Crafty Jenn says
Well, the finished product is beautiful! How big is it? I love that you named your seam ripper, Jack. That seriously made me laugh out loud!
OMG I would have been crying so hard there would be no way I could fix it. You are terrific! It turned out beautiful.
Sandra B says
Love this quilt! I may have to put this on my already too long list of quilts I would like to make….thanks for sharing…
Your last line made me laugh! Even with a tuck, it was beautiful. If I’d owned it, I wouldn’t have taken it out, but for a client, yes, have to. Thankfully it wasn’t that big an area!