Friday, May 3, 2019

My Un-Quilting Adventures ~ Part 1 ~ Ribbit ~ Ribbit ~ Ribbit

What do I do when I have a quilt more than half quilted on my regular sewing machine

... and I am not happy with the quilting ...

... so I put it aside in my closet for a few months ... 

... and now my new long arm quilting machine should arrive (hopefully) next week.

We are still waiting for the frame to arrive.

I know I am never going to finish it on my regular machine.

I would have done so by now.

The "strand" quilting is not all that "bad."
However, it was making this light and airy top look "heavy" though.
Also, I had difficulty wrestling this large quilt top
on my regular sewing machine.
I became achy and frustrated
and got a wrinkle in the backing.
I just put it aside and it has  been the ghost of summer past
haunting me from my closet.

I think this quilt top is one of the reasons that helped me to finally decide
I needed to commit to getting the long arm.

It seems only right it should be my first quilt on my new Amara 20.

This was my " Last Quilt of Summer 2018" posted Here

I will be sew much happier with this quilt if I make this effort.

So I here I sit with my trusty seam ripper ...






You know where I will be this weekend.



May you have a happy quilty weekend ... :)

I will be riveted to my seam ripper.

ribbit ... ribbit 


Calicojoan said...

Uggggh. Nothing more irritating to me than that blasted work ribbit! LOL!! The quilt is so darn cute...hang in there with it. Congrats on your longarm too.

VA said...

I did the same thing a few years ago. After starting quilting on my bargello, I didn't like the look and ripped it all out. I tried again with a different quilting plan, and now that quilt is one of my favorites! Can't wait to hear about your new longarm!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on the long arm. You know, If I could I would help you rip out the stitching. I don't mind ripping and I have years of experience. Some folks have advised me in the past, not to rip things out, but I am with you, if you don't like it, you should rip it out. You will love the quilt later for getting it quilted the way that makes you happy.

Farm Quilter said...

Skinning a quilt isn't difficult with a razor blade between the batting and the backing and it goes quickly. Batting can take a great deal of abuse from the razor blade, just be careful to keep the blade away from the fabric. I have a seam ripper that holds a razor-type blade and it has saved me hours of picking away quilting I wasn't happy with!! Good idea to remove the quilting you don't like so you can do the kind of quilting you want on your new LA!! Have you come up with a new plan for the quilting??