Some quilts (like #182) sing to you; others make you want to get them off your machine table ASAP… #183 was one of those. I didn’t like the fabrics (I suspect some were quite old), the colours, or the HUGE amount of biased edges and wonky blocks. It was one of those quilts that has to be stitched into submission.
Normally for a smallish quilt like this, with this many fabric variations, I’d just stipple it all over nin a neutral thread and not worry about stitching in the ditch. But it was obvious as soon as I put this quilt on the machine’s table that I’d have to stitch in the ditch otherwise I’d end up with massive puckers if I just stippled it, even if I started from the centre (as I usually would).
So, even though I wanted this one off my table ASAP, it had to remain on there long enough for me to stitch in the ditch for almost ESS (‘every stinking seam’), and then for the stippling.
I was glad to be done with it. Fortunately, it was small and didn’t take too long.
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- Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Spring’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14062)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/