Oh boy, what a mess the middle of this quilt is……
This is a quilt I name Fusion Civil War Diary Quilt. I was going to load it on the long arm last summer but I didn’t. It is really a hot mess. I loved making each block so much but putting it together on point was not easy. It had several areas that didn’t lay flat. Points are cut off… all in all I was nearly ready to throw it out. I didn’t because I have so much time and energy invested in it.
My Mom helped me trim up the edges and load it on the frame. I started a small feather on it. Ugh, thread breaks at first, tension problems. Now I am at the 3/4 done mark. I have had to massage the heck out lumpy spots. I have had to avoid super thick intersections. I have really been challenged and frustrated but I have to say… I love this quilt. I think that it is looking pretty cool even though it will never win a quilt show.
Life lesson, do what you love. Not every quilt needs to be perfect to be awesome!
Sometimes our favorite quilts are the ones that will never win an award!! Thanks for sharing.
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Good for you for hanging in there! I have found if I have a quilt that is turning into a ‘hot mess’ (love that!) if I keep on going, I end up loving it in the end 🙂 It is looking great!
Hi Vicki! I’m sorry to hear you are having trouble with your quilt! I feel your pain, I have one that I did on point that won’t lie flat–and I have named it my “Disaster Quilt.” I think your quilt is looking lovely, and your quilting is really great! 🙂
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