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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Another project.......

I didn't pick the next border project yesterday.  I had lots of errands that filled the morning and in the afternoon I helped a friend baste a quilt on my tables.  Last night I decided to unpick the hanging sleeve on this quilt.  Here is the blog post that shows the whole quilt and some closeups.   I had this quilt hanging in a show either later that year (1990) or the next year and maybe once or twice since then.  Since the quilt is almost 25 years old and will never hang again it was time to remove the sleeve.  I can't believe I used such small machine stitches to sew it on.  I was able to sew in a border seam from the front and catch the bottom edge of the split sleeve.  I had already removed one half when I took this photo.

9 comments:

Gene Black said...

Ouch, I am glad I don't have to rip out those stitches.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your process (then and now) fascinates me . . . Hope you have a magnifier for those small stitches!

Needled Mom said...

Those ARE tiny stitches! That is even worse than removing back stitches!

donaleen said...

That was a fun little trip into your past. Thanks for sharing.

Roxanne said...

I like how you have different kinds of projects to fill the time or energy you have. I went to the older post to read more. Great quilt name!

Hedy Hahn said...

Thanks for letting me read way back when about this quilt. It sure is a pretty quilt.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a good idea for choosing colours for the individual blocks - beautiful scrappy stars, and interesting to read the story.

Cathi said...

What teeny tint stitches! You were making sure the sleeve was secure!
It was fun to go back and read about as well as see the quilt. Great name for it!

Charlotta said...

Have you seen those new battery powered seam rippers? I've seen/heard people use them at retreats, and they really appear to be useful if you have to rip out very long seams; they certainly help make it happen much more quickly. I'm not sure I'd entirely trust them, however. They go so fast that - it seems to me you could end up doing a lot of damage before you even realize it. But if they really are reliable and safe, you might want to think about investing in one for jobs like this one!