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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Humbling!!

I have been quilting the Crooked Cobblestones 1 (my current favorite on my right sidebar).  I came to this blue square, after doing all of the ditch quilting down the rows and across between blocks.  I couldn't believe it!  I hadn't caught the fabric fully in the seam.
I am not going to unsew about a third of the quilting to repair it.  I will try MistyFuse or just try to turn a little under and hand sew.  This quilt is mine; it will never be in a judged show.  I just have to have a piece of humble pie now and then.

35 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Humble Pie we all experience this in our quilting journey. I have learned a lot in the last couple month and something like this has happened to me also. You are not alone. At least you know how to correct the problem. Chris

tvbleak said...

Know that you have made me feel better about my mistakes. Thank you. :^D

Vicki said...

MistyFuse to the rescue. That stuff is wonderful Wanda.

It saved me on a quilt that was to be a present. I was just finishing sewing on the binding and noticed a small cut in the fabric on the back of the quilt. I was beside myself until I decided to use MistyFuse. The cut was less than a 1/4" but would grow if not fixed. So I matched the fabric to the cut area, put MistyFuse on the patch, cut it down to a 1/2" size patch and ironed it on. You could barely see the fix.

Good luck with your repair.

Eva said...

This happens to me every now and then; no wonder with my method. Every time, it's an "oh no!"

Jackie said...

It is sort of a humbling experience when things like that happen. I think I would do exactly what you are doing too.

Julie Bagamary said...

Oh my, happens to all of us I suppose....at least me too. I'd machine applique a strip over it the same height and keep moving if it were mine. :)

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Bummer. Thanks for sharing the experience and the great attitude about it. It gives me great comfort! No quilt police allowed.

Gene Black said...

A really easy fix it to add a strip over the full seam on that blue piece. It only needs to finish about a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch wide. Just iron the edges under and topstitch it down. (voice of experience)
Much easier than trying for an "invisible" fix. If you happen to be able to match either of the colors even better

MB in MI said...

i've appliqued a small heart over spots like this--when i see them, i smile and sigh....:-)

Stray Stitches said...

Oh my! I think most of us have had a similar experience. I like Gene's idea of a fix.

karenfae said...

this has happened to me too - I always use an applique stitch and hand stitch it down - also at times a little applique flower just to add a touch of whimsy works well. It might not be what you normally do, but like you say it is for you not for show.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

HollyM said...

I've had the same thing happen. There is always something you can do to fix it. It is after all quilt--that's what I tell myself.

Paula said...

I did the same thing on my red strings quilt....so I added and applique piece. I like a quilt with a story. :)

Jean said...

Happens to us all. I wouldn't take the whole thing apart either. The fusible should do the trick, you can always watch that part after washings to see if it needs a redo with an iron on the fuse.

True Blue Nana said...

Don't you just hate it! I took the challenge wall hanging almost completely apart the other night, put it back together and the problem was still there!

jovaliquilts said...

Thanks for sharing -- I eat so much humble pie I thought there was none left for anyone else!!

Maria said...

Yep it has happened to me too. I like Gene's idea of doing the repair.

Needled Mom said...

It is so nice to know that I am in such wonderful company!!! Thanks for showing us that it happens to the best in the quilting world.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Threads happen ... If it were mine, I'd fix it and keep going ... every quilt has stories (some are shared, others remain secrets to be wondered about years later).

Hugs!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

WOW, seeing this, I sort of felt the same as when I see a golf professional hit his ball into the water! It doesn't just happen to me!!
Sorry, hope the repair works out well!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Thank you for sharing this. It is so easy to only share your best work on the internet, but I love when people share their "real" moments. It's encouraging for those of us who are newbies. :-)

Dixie

Anonymous said...

I would open up the lower seam which is perpendicular, insert a triangle of fabric large enough to cover the area up past the opening on both the sides of the opening, and just hand applique it down. It could look like a starting point of some imaginary maze. I love all the fabrics in the Crooked Cobblestones!
Ardis

Muddling Through said...

Oh, bummer! Have I ever been there. And way too many times.

How about a little ice cream with your pie? It will make it a little more palatable. LOL

Terri said...

It happened on a paper pieced quilt I made for my daughter. While quilting I found a hole, like yours... So I covered it with a couple of applique "leaves". I told her that they represented her Dad and me. (There were trees on the quilt, and representations of her and her family, so the leaves were not out of context.) Good Luck with your fix. (I guess you are human, Wanda. I'd had my doubts before.)

Purple Pam said...

Yes, Humble Pie happens to all of us at one time or another. For some of us, (who me?) it happens more than we would like!

Marge said...

Wanda, if that doesn't work you could always applique a small piece to the area to cover the error. Works for me.
Marge

GerryART said...

Then there was Satin Stitched Embellishment.
hugs
Gerry

Leeann said...

Applique a heart over it. Everytime you see the heart it will make you smile, with your secret underneath!

Brita said...

You're not the only one, and neither am I, it seems! Thanks everyone, for admitting it :-) My older quilts seems to be coming apart at the seams, and that's why, didn't keep the bottom fabric aligned. But they're used, even after patching and/or applique or zigzag stitching repair.

Cathi said...

You could always applique a circle there and then a few more scattered around on the top.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Hmm, I've not heard of Misty Fuse...
My instinct would be to quilt the heck out of it right there!

Sharon said...

That's what applique is for! I had a big quilt that I had just finished, we were moving my studio and in a panic I threw the quilt at the guys and said "just use this". By the time we drove 7 hours, the bumping etc wore holes in my quilt. I was devastated but of course it was 100% my fault. My dh just kept saying "I told you so". Now this quilt has flowers on it!
Your garden is looking fabulous, the sun is shining and I'm planting veggies today. Finally!

nancyc20 said...

applique!

nancyc20 said...

Just looked at it again...a section of that butterfly below would be very nifty and out of the box...to also have it flying abouve its square... :o)

Rayna said...

Shall I tell you how many times this happens to me? LOL - between misty fuse and quilting, never a problem.