Monday, 10 June 2013

Cheryl's quilt - update

 
Feel like the quilt whisperer...did a bit more work on Cheryl's quilt. For those of you who missed my earlier posts, her quilt was a bit messed up in terms of its quilting, so I undid it all with the intention of re-quilting it.
 
 
As you can see I have taken all the borders off. The problem that I encountered was that the borders (4 of them) were just not sitting right. Initially I only took off two of them but quickly realised that the original issue is with the quilt top itself...just not straight, hence every consecutive border produced a larger discrepancy leading to very wavy borders and a quilt top that was bulging out.
 
I dislike pin-basting at the best of times and just could not face the struggle to put it back together again with those issues. Next task is to straighten it out...
 
I think this is going to be a bit of a long process, however, once I have straightened it out as best as I can we are on our way (I hope). Thinking I might just have to stipple it...
 
 

Karin

5 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I hate when things are frustrating like that. Sometimes you need a break, put that project in time out for awhile.

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  2. It is a very pretty block though. And as much undoing as you have had to do, will be all worthwhile when it's complete!

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  3. I sure hope your patience wont get the better of you, it really is a pretty design and beautiful fabric, maybe 'The Sassy Quilter' is right, take a break and gather all your strengths and carry on.. ;-)

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  4. It is such a pretty block. It is sure worth while correction it! Good luck!
    Esther
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  5. I was wondering how this was coming along! It looks good despite its headaches. I bet it will be quite worth it when it is all done. Hang in there!

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