"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday?? Already??

Wow! Where did THIS week go?
It seems like it was Monday yesterday.

I've had another frustrating quilting episode
and I am really not looking forward to what has to 
happen to remedy this problem.

So, the final border was added to my
"On Ringo Lake" quilt.
I was so excited to have it finished
and was planning on taking it to the quilters on Thursday.


It was all pressed and the backing fabric had been purchased.
Then, I laid it out on the floor to get some photos.
Even though I had measured and measured
and am a pretty accurate stitcher,
there were HUGE bubbles in the quilt!
And I mean HUGE!
Each corner has a big bubble,
like someone is blowing air up under the quilt.
I tried taping the corners down,
pressing it again,
and nothing.
The borders are going to have to come off and I'm going
to have to find where the error has been made.
It looks good hanging on my ironing board, though.
Maybe I'll just leave it there!


Remember this quilt from last year?
The borders have been added and it's a finish.
(There are wrinkles here because it hasn't been pressed yet.)

I guess my seam ripper and I are going to become BEST friends soon.

Happy Quilting
(or ripping!)


Libby in TN said...

I feel for you. Ripping is no fun. I hope it's a simple fix close to the corners. It's too pretty not to get it right, right away.

Sara said...

Good luck with the rebuilding of the quilt. It's definitely frustrating when you end up having to rip out anything. My seam ripper and I are friends today as I take apart the sections of En Provence that I had already assembled. And I have a plan in place for what those will become.

Rebecca Grace said...

Bless your heart, Ramona! I think we all know that awful feeling of thinking you're done, only to discover a major issue requiring significant rework. I know I've been there and done that more times than I can count! That quilt will be worth it though; it's a stunner!!

Needled Mom said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. It is not a fun task to take everything apart - especially when you were ready to send it off for quilting.

I just love that second piece. The colors are fabulous.

Thank yo for your comments. I am really looking forward to seeing your temperature quilt. It should be a pretty January with that range of temps.

Vicki in MN said...

Well that's the pits, I hope you let us know what went wrong. And I hope the ripping and fixing goes super fast. Love the dotty border on the WR quilt. It will be wonderful for you to have those 2 big projects all done soon.

Julie said...

I have been there! Discouraging, but I know you can fix it. It looks awesome anyway! I love the other one, it's fabulous! No quilting going on here right now, the babies are here!

Preeti said...

ORL is a neither easy nor quick. I love your finish. I am sorry you are dealing with issues.
On the good news side, the other quilt is stunningly awesome.