Quilting up a hot mess

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Oh boy, what a mess the middle of this quilt is……

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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!



  1. 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!


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