The thrill of Victory , the agony of defeat and then victory…..

Here is a story of two quilts. The quiltmaker is in her 80’s and is a darling woman. I quilted the blue and white quilt and it had some problems. Click here to read about it. Needless to say, she got the quilt home and it had a large scale feather and several areas that were open spaces that weren’t quilted. I was so concerned about pleating on the top (which happened) that I didn’t want to overquilt it.

I missed the mark. She was kind and said it needed more quilting and was this possible. I said sure, I have read about people re-loading a quilt on a long arm frame… then I panicked. She also left me a pink quilt and said I would like feathers on this one too.

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So I tried to make a different kind of feather on the pink star quilt. It is so soft and romantic. I think it will be what she is looking for.

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Then I cried about the lovely blue and white. But I took a deep breath, reloaded it and started to quilt the heck out of it, just like I would do on my own quilt. I love overly quilted things. I tried too hard to not over do it that I missed the mark. I don’t know what I was thinking.  I am pleased with it. I think she will be too.

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after

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After, a little Victory.

Vicki

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