Sunday, June 23, 2013

What I'm Working on.....


One of the bright sides to cooler summer weather --- You can dismantle quilting sitting outside in a chair.  I was wandering around Pinterest and started seeing a couple of quilts from this pattern popping up.   I remembered how I had pulled scraps and pieced together my own.  It had to of been ten years ago....When it came time to quilt it on my machine.... A can of basting spray and a jar of safety pins still couldn't keep me from making a mess of it. It was a big piece and my attempt at quilting it in straight lines ---like a hopscotch pattern-- Was a complete disaster.  Broken threads, wrinkles, wobbly lines---13 long lines into it I literally rolled it into a ball and threw it in one of the kids toy-boxes they had long out grown.

Flash forward to a couple of weeks ago-- I saw those photos on Pinterest and remember the failure.  I have been ripping apart each stitch, one at time,  and I'm going to give it another shot, this time  with fresh  batting----stretching it on my Grace frame.  It has some great fabrics that will look wonderful on a summer rocking chair....

Taking out the stitches is pretty painful....I'm not giving up this time...

11 comments:

Muddling Through said...

Oh Melanie, it is so pretty! Good for you taking the time to finish it right this time! You can do it!

Sue said...

Good for you, Melanie. I'm glad you kept it and when you are done, you will be happy you went through all of the painstaking work with it. It will be a real treasure :)

Bonnie K said...

It is a wonderful quilt. It feels good to finish such a big project.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

A painful process but one you'll be grateful for once you get it done :o)

Kathie said...

good for you! keep going on it you will be happy when its done. I think we all have had a quilt like that in our lifetime :)
Kathie

Karen said...

Oh, I can feel your pain. Ripping out machine quilting is not one bit fun.

McIrish Annie said...

I have done the same thing. But it must have been calling, so now is the time to do the "unsewing". You will be glad you saved it and finally finished it properly.

Libby said...

You'll be glad you did.

Karen Sue said...

It is beautiful. You will be glad you did it after it's all done. Maybe not during when you are trying to pick those darn little pieces loose!! Rip on,girl!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Hang in there; you'll be glad you did!

Shasta Matova said...

I've made this quilt, and I too had difficulty quilting it because of its size. Mine turned out pretty good. Hope yours does too.