Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Quilting gods were in a favourable mood!

Have you ever made a mistake on a project and were just so furious that you had to get that quilt out of your sight? Well I have .....

Last December after I returned from my trip to Boca Raton, I became ill. I seriously did not know how weak I was until I made an attempt to piece the backing of the Snippet quilt, a quilt top I had blogged about back in June 2016. I knew I wasn't well enough for a play date with Penelope, but hey piecing a back was a piece of cake, so I thought!

When I piece a backing, I always rip my fabric, thus ensuring that everything is on grain. I needed 2 pieces of 2.5 yards each. I snip in the middle, on the fold, and proceed to rip .... I cannot for the life of me rip that fabric ... more snipping .....

In a moment of desperation I place two fingers from each hand in the snipped hole and begin to pull ..... %#&%^ I ripped the right fabric piece across the fold/middle and not selvage to selvage!!!!!

To say I was fuming is an understatement. I ruined 2.5 yards of fabric!!!!! I threw the backing in a corner and ignored it. Out of sight, out of mind!

Well, you can only ignore fabric in a corner for so long. Fast forward three (3) months and by then I had gathered enough patience to tackle the backing again. Yea, I purchase another 2.5 yards of fabric!

The quilt measures 92 inches, therefore I needed to piece a section on the back. I had a couple of extra blocks left over from the quilt and used those as part of the backing.


Given the fiasco, I was totally surprised that the backing went together so well. I figured I should use that positive energy to my advantage and loaded up Penelope ...

Hum, maybe the machine quilting stars are aligned?


... And Voila! The Snippet quilt is all done!


I just love this quilt. I have become such a retro fan ... bright and happy that's how I like it!

If you are interested in making this gorgeous quilt, Fibre Junction has only one (1) kit left. Check out our website here for full details.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyber space! Catch you later! Cheers~!

4 comments:

julieQ said...

I can see why you love it, as I do too!! Sorry about the backing incident...seems hauntingly familiar to me, LOL!

WoolenSails said...

The quilt came out beautifully and I am sure you are glad to have it finished now and be able to enjoy it.
I am slowly cleaning out my room, still need to get used to my table quilter and get some tops done.

Debbie

Needled Mom said...

That turned out perfectly. I love the fabrics too.

Chookyblue...... said...

Beatiful quilt........glad you are well now also...... And a little parcel arrived on the mail thankyou so very much.....

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