Thursday, April 4, 2019

Throwback Thursday - Quilting, In Real Life

Welcome to the initial edition on Throwback Thursday!!  I've been kicking the idea of this series around for a very long time.  Thanks to Bernie at Needle & Foot Fine Fabrics, I have now taken the leap.

What led to this first step, Joyful???

Well, I was wandering aimlessly around the internet early Tuesday evening and stumbled upon Cynthia's new post at Quilting is more fun than Housework.  As things happen, this led me down a spiraling path into the depths of BlogLand...

Bernie was hosting an event about embracing our imperfections as quilters and I thought I might as well "bare all" and join the 70+ bloggers who were fessing up to blunders they've made in quilting.

There were a wide range of blunders.  Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing posted these three:

  • Quilting a piece of fabric to the back of the quilt
  • Chain stitching without thread
  • Blocks in the wrong place
Don't most of us do ALL of those things ALL THE TIME?!?!

I know that I do!!

Worse that ANY of those, my biggest mistake involves my (then) newly purchased APQS Millennium Longarm Quilting Machine.  I posted about it HERE, in a post titled Lemonade, but will hit the highlights for you.


I'm merrily quilting along, almost ready to roll the quilt for one final time, when...


What was that?!?!  Oops!  I was sewing so fast that I banged into the take up rail.  Back and forth around the machine to do the rolling to the last section.

Some of you experience longarmers may have a clue as to where I'm going with all of this by now...

Hmm...  That's strange.  Roll, roll, roll.  Back around to the front to see where I left off.

What's that?!  A seam unraveled???

THIS POST the completed quilt and alludes to the plan for how I fixed my mistake.  In looking back, I was unable to find the post, but here is a photo of the fix:

I missed hitting the exact mark on the back, but it's my quilt and I'm not really bothered by it:

Until next time...
Quilt it REAL!!!


  1. That's a creative solution! Because when a butterfly lands on something, the eye only sees the beautiful wings :)

  2. Did a butterfly land on your nose to remind you? It was the perfect solution to disguise the mistake.

  3. Oooh, a cut in the quilt! But a great save with that butterfly. It worked great!


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