Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Lorax - hand quilting continued. Machine quilting finished. Edges cut off ready to bind - just because I could!
Loving this quilt.
I'm just not sure how to quilt in the bigger blocks where there are less outlines to follow like the ones on the left.
Borders 'wonky'/organically quilted to keep with the wonky improv theme of the whole quilt.
Secondly, some progress to my ABC quilt.
Quite honestly, I'm not impressed with my quilting here, but it's more important at this stage to get some quilts FINISHED than to create a masterpiece that never will be.
So I went with some very random loose FMQing. Not looking toooooo bad, but started and couldn't stop so I kept going. Using Aurifil in a dark red which is nice, 28 weight. (Lovely).
But then, I'd made good progress when disaster struck.
A FREAKING HOLE. AGAIN! WHA...? HOW? Do I have an invisible moth plague?!
Sigh. This can't be appliqued over (I don't think - the quilt is busy enough as it is). It would be a nightmare to remove a wonky section from the middle of a wonky quilt and repiece. I considered it. 5 times. For about 5 seconds. Then I decided to try decorative machine stitches over the top. Sigh. That means more decorative stitches everywhere. I'm not sure I haven't made it worse. What CAN I do?!
Or ... magic spells?
By the power of Greyskull ... Nope, that didn't work either. Sigh. Where are Sabrina and Samantha when you need them?
This Friday, TGIFF is with Fiona at Finding Fifth. A very alliterative Friday! If you have any finishes, put it in your diary to go and link up!