Wednesday, January 19, 2011
What would you do?
Anyway, I finished piecing the top and spent today quilting it on the longarm. I rent time on a longarm machine which has pros and cons. Since a longarm isn't really in my budget at the moment it's the only way I get to use one. I think this is the 6th quilt I've done and I've been pretty happy with the results. On the downside, I don't usually know how I'm going to quilt it in advance so I can't plan my sizing accordingly. It hasn't really been an issue before but today it bit me in the a**. Somewhere my calculations were off so I have three rows of feathers that should have filled the center of the quilt and left the borders empty and I would have added some filler at home. Instead, on one side the feather falls in to the border a bit on the other there's a 2" gap between the feather and the border. Ugh!!! I didn't notice it until I got home and started unpinning my zippers but now I'm totally freaking. I don't want to donate it since I don't think it represents my talent. I don't think I can live with it in my house. It seems a complete waste to throw it away. I've heard of people being unhappy with the way a quilt was quilted and ripping out the whole thing but I thought they were completely insane. Am I that crazy? I'm not going to look at it again until Friday, maybe it will look better by then.