" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Thursday, June 10, 2010

YIKES ! ! ! Major machine-quilting malfunction......

Oh my goodness............I'm so disappointed.  I
 finished Autumn Taylor's quilt-top,

made a back that I LOVED,

(I know....to my old quilting buddies in Oklahoma, it must just look like I took all the pieces I had left over and simply threw them together, rather than piece a design.  But I LIKE this look now.......simplicity, and yet quirkiness.)

I then basted the quilt on my dining room floor,
just to be SURE it was flat
 and I thought that everything was good.
  But I basted all vertically, the way I'm quilting,
 and none horizontally ............ I didn't think I needed to !
   Where was my head?  How long have I been a quilter? 
Granted, I haven't machine-quilted that much,
but I should have known better. 

What's the big deal, you say?
                                                                                 and THIS !  There's no dimension to these photos, so it just looks like the quilt is lying on something puffy, but it's FLAT, and the stripes DIP UP AND DOWN.
The back of the quilt, (and the front

 to a small extent), is "traveling" as I quilt. 
Now a GOOD walking foot should have prevented a lot of this, but
#1. this ain't a good walking foot !.....and
#2.  you still have to baste right !

So..........I guess I've got a lot of "unquilting" to do.  I don't want to, but what choice do I have?  That meandering is going to be FUN to take out, since some of it is loose stitches and some of it tight !   I hope it doesn't leave stitching marks.   

Ugh......I dread this.


  1. oh no...you poor thing. i dread having to undo any kind of project but it looks like you might have been all done already. bummer....i love that back

    it will all be alright once it has had a bath

    take care leaving for the lake


  3. Oh no! That's heartbreaking! Can you just take the straight stitches out? It looks like the meandering quilting isn't pulling, but the straight stitches did shift the material a little. I dunno. You're a WAY more experienced quilter than I am. I just feel awful for you. Well, maybe you can sit down and watch a good movie while you pull it out. If it leaves stitching marks, they'll go away in the wash. With all the mistakes I've made, I do have experience with that. :-)

  4. I am so sorry that this happened to you! But the quilt itself looks awesome!


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