So I’m not sure if this week is going to count or not. Husband on vacation kinda shuffles the routine a bit so… I did some stuff.
Just keep stitching… just keep stitching…
OTD Bargello SAL
Not much got done on this… it’s very hard to just sit and stitch with everything going on, but I intend to put more effort into this this week… maybe as soon as I finish quilting my competition piece.
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State Fair Competition Quilt
Houston, we ran into a problem and, after a great deal of frustration, just avoided it as much as possible.
So… yeah, I can math…
Turns out I actually was trying to merge 16 seams in the centerpiece.
I mean, the prospect of 8 seams was bad enough, but with 16 the result was a massive struggle that arguably was a bit of a disaster.
Maybe it’s just me being overly critical, but after numerous attempts and ripped/re-sewn seams… it still looks like a puckered bu++ hole to me.
Is anyone going to notice or care? Probably (hopefully) not.
Will the judge notice though?
I’m assuming they will, but there’s nothing I can do about it at this point. If I were to continue ripping and re-sewing I’d end up with a ragged hole in the center and the piece would be ruined.
So… moving on.
I’ve quilted the majority of it and now just have the corners to finish and the remaining lose ends to tuck away. Have to decide how far I want to go with the quilting detail. I’ve mostly stuck with stitch in the ditch since, in all fairness, the piecework gives the eye plenty to take in, but I’ve added detail in the corners that would otherwise be somewhat bland.
Should I admit this is the first time I’ve actually machine quilted a piece?
I mean, my previous quilts were either hand quilted, tied, or a quilt-as-you-go format. This one is all machine.
Not sure of my opinion of it yet.
OTD Free SAL
This project is in temporary hibernation.
Did more than I expected, less than I hoped. This coming week, I’m aiming to finish my competition quilt, part 4 of Bargello, and then pull some projects out of hibernation.
As always… Thanks for reading!