I have finished another quilt, but not without a major bump in the road along the way.
This is what it looked like last time I showed it to you.
You may remember I was making two companion quilts. I decided the companion quilt needed two more rows of satin stitching. I got the stitching done on the companion quilt although it wasn’t as easy to do the stitching as it had been doing it the first time. Then I looked for this quilt so that I could trim them.
It was right underneath the other quilt and I had satin stitched through both quilts!
Of course I had no choice but to remove the stitching. It was not easy to remove as it was a very narrow row with the stitches very close together. It didn’t take me as long as expected – only about 3 hours. Of course it helped that my friend Sally was her working on her quilt so I had someone to talk to while I did it.
When the satin stitches were removed they left very prominent needle holes in the quilt.
I cleaned up the loose threads and steamed it but the holes were still obvious.
So I threaded the machine with the same thread I had previously used and proceeded to add three more rows of stitching.
I barely had enough thread and finished the last row with less than a yard of the thread I was using!
I turned a lemon into lemonade as the extra rows of stitching added more interest and movement to the piece.
I did have help naming this one in a brain storming session with a friend.