Friday, September 18, 2009

Trying to fix a crooked strip on the backing of my quilt....AAHH!

Okay, when I showed you my Beatrix Potter quilt the other day, I only showed you the front. Well.....I kind of made a big mistake on the back. I tried to be all fancy and put a stripe on the back like a lot of you do. I thought I lined it up properly. I basted, then quilted the top. I kept checking my tension on the back...it was looking good. I got the top all quilted and I'm all proud of myself. Then I flip it over to check the back....and OH NO!!!! It's crooked. My stripe is crooked!!! AHHHHH! I was very disappointed. I wanted to cry. I really had worked so hard on this quilt. I didn't want to pull all the quilting out because it would leave a million little wholes all over. I had done a really good job with the quilting too. I had worked for 4 hours straight quilting it on my little tiny machine. Well, I had decided to just put the binding on it and leave it. I finished it, but just couldn't live with myself leaving it like that. So, I kept thinking what I could do to make it better. So, I decided to put some appliques on the back. So now I have a little hedgehog going down the road towards a beautiful tree. It's still not perfect, but I did what I could. I'm more at peace with it now. So that's what I've been working on all week. I hand blanket stitched around all my appliques. But NOW I'm officially done. I'm not going to try to fix it more. It will just drive me nuts. So, I have to put in the mail soon and send it out. Otherwise....you never know what I could add to it. I have other projects that I need to work on.


On another note, I saw these two little remnants of fabric on etsy the other day. They were on the tliss shop.I just had to have them. They are so cute. They got here so quick and the seller added a few vintage buttons and a fusible applique.


Well, now I can finally work on something else. I've got so many projects to work on. I've got to get to them. I hope you all had a great day. I work all weekend. So I hope to get a bit of sewing done after my shifts.

13 comments:

Linda said...

Oh the back of your quilt is so cute!!! I love it---crooked or not!!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

i am so impressed with this quilt. love the colors, love the cute hedgehogs, love the appliqued tree.... i think i just love the entire thing!!

and i believe that something that is handmade will have imperfections and that's a good thing!

Zlaty said...

Oh that is a super cute back! I love the colors! Don't feel bad! It could happen to anyone, I never made a fancy backing.

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

retdairyqueen said...

What a clever little person you are Now if you hadn,t told us what you had done noone would have ever known
Looks fantastic

Barb said...

Love your fabric and what a wonderful solution to your crooked problem.

Barb said...

Love your fabric and what a wonderful solution to your crooked problem.

Jennifer said...

Little hedgehog is cute! Don't worry about it being less than perfect in your eyes, as Lisa said it's because it was made by a real person not a machine. I think you have done an excellent job.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The Beatrix Potter quilt is adorable - front and back!!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

NO QUILT is perfect--so it;s ok--you did it with love and that is the biggest point!!!! I just love what you did on the back--clever--and so cute---hugs, just, Di

Renee said...

I love the back of your quilt! It is gorgeous and a great idea. And I bet it would still have looked great without the applique

jaybird said...

the tree is soo cute!! what a great solution!

Michelle said...

I love the back and the front. I think you did a great job with the backing. What do they say : There are no mistakes, just new opportunities! You should mistakenly put my address on the quilt and send it to me! I love the owls too. I have really been into owls lately.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

What a creative fix! I think that's a case of a happy mistake, if you ask me. I agree, backing rows are hard to get straight when you are basting. I always have to mark and recheck before quilting to make sure it's straight. But, I love how yours turned out regardless. So cute.