Tuesday, December 29, 2015
This is what I worked on yesterday. The blocks were seen together, 1/4" was folded in on all the raw edges and basted in place. Then the row was basted to the quilt to cover the incorrectly placed blocks. I needed to know their perimeter so that I would know where to stop and start stitching to replicate the quilting. I used pins on the back of the quilt outline the area. Then I slowly stitched over the existing quilting lines (locking stitches at every stop and start). The quilting on the front looks a little wobbly, but it's better than the whole bottom row being out of order. Tedious, but I just couldn't stand not fixing such an obvious mistake
I would be flipping the quilt over and sewing over the existing quilting design, so I used pins on the back of the quilt to outline the area that had to be re-quilted.Then I stitched carefully and slowly over the quilting lines, locking the stitches with every stop and start. Mission accomplished! The quilting looks a little wobbly on the front, but the embarrassment of incorrectly placed blocks has been disguised. Did I mention how much I hate making such an obvious mistake?