I have to say I love the look of on point quilts. However, whenever I quilt one I get this dilemma. I call it Beauty and the Beast. It all starts out flat and pretty — a real beauty. Then as I roll, the ripples in the border become apparent and then with much stretching, pulling and flattening, I think it will all be well. Until the last row, this is the beast. On this quilt, I even tried to shorten the borders and rebuilt the mitered corner. I love that my new Janome sews without a foot pedal, just hit start and stop. Yes, I was on the floor with a quilt still pinned on frame. I learned that on point quilts are very, very difficult to make flat. All that bias is really tricky.
All that to have a couple of pleats and some ripples in the finished quilt. However, this is a very pretty quilt. I love the blue and white. I chose a large feather to quilt it. I am happy that it is such a beautiful finish. I think that it looks beautiful.
After all that work, I celebrated with my husband Shephard’s Pie and my apple crisp. Today I moved on and loaded another quilt on the frame. I am learning that a dark thread on this star quilt looks great. I am going a bit free motion crazy on it!
I took out my new fabrics from my stash and started to think about what I want to do with it. Nothing comes to mind yet. Tomorrow I will share a block I sewed this weekend. It’s huge!