Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Oh, NO!!!

See that little snip? It happened when I was trapunto-ing the center.
See those very tiny stitches where the center is appliqued down? Yeah, too tiny for the seam ripper. I ended up using a needle to unpick them. I was able to replace the center.

Unfortunately there's 12 of these centers that I'm working on. See description here of what I'm doing  to make them not look and feel lumpy.

After I snipped the one above, I was super careful to keep my fingers between the seam allowance and the center fabric when I trimmed the next one. So I snipped my finger. Yeesh! Fortunately I didn't get any blood on the project.

So why am I going to all this trouble for these Dresden centers? Because this quilt means a lot to me and I want it to be of a good enough quality that I can enter into shows. I was inspired by something I saw at AQS Paducah in 2017, and I'm hoping this one can be entered into an AQS show when it's finished.
EQ Rendering of design

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  1. I feel your pain! Glad you were able to recover. The snowball corners (which I have to admit I questioned in the beginning) add an interesting secondary pattern in the quilt.

  2. Oh no! I worried about that with every circle I sewed for my Life is Beautiful project!

  3. I cringed when I saw that hole! That will be a great quilt! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  4. Oh no, indeed! I'm glad you found a good solution for replacing the center and for keeping it from happening again. You might be done now, but do you have a thimble you could use to protect your finger (or maybe just a pre-placed bandaid)?

  5. You're really putting blood, sweat and tears into this gorgeous piece! I know it will all be worth it in the end :)

  6. Ugh! I only remember doing that once on a quilt (and never to my finger)! Best wishes that the other centers go on without incident. : )

  7. Hope the rest of your stitching is snip free!