Friday, August 1, 2014


A few things I have learned while quilting Celtic Solstice:

We have heard to stop pushing the pedal when you stop moving your arms while quilting. I would alter that to take your foot off the pedal  when your arms are not moving. I have inadvertently rested my foot on the pedal *several* times and taken very crooked stitches. Grrr!

I have murdered any number of points when I pieced this big baby. I cut off lots of points  on my HSTs, etc. Is this "pointicide?" I'm embarrassed at how poor my piecing was. But not all of my blocks are *pointless.*

I need to check my work carefully *before* I get it half quilted!

You can see that the green frame around the pinwheels is not continuous. Big oops. Too late now, I just quilted it and moved on.

Interesting looking at the block like this. I think I will add some more intense quilting when I finish the blocks. They just look a little bare.

Do as I say, not as I do. Words to the wise.

I'm linking today with Pretty Bobbins,
 Lilie's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day
and Lilie's Quilts Small Blog Meet



Gina said...

I feel your pain. I'm a swine for leaving my foot on the pedal and I've lost count of the number of huge stitches that have jumped across my quilts. xxx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

hey there are so many pieces in this quilt who will notice the little errors? And if they do they should keep their mouths shut LOL - I thought about making this one when everyone else started it but was too busy, maybe one day?

Vera said...

yay but I'm sure the person underneath the quilt will not care about the points :-) It is just made to be used and loved.

SewCraftyJenn said...

It is beautiful regardless of your "errors." They will never be noticed!

Emmajane said...

Hello! I'm meeting you today through Lily'sQuilts. Your quilt looks fun to me. I don't use the foot pedal on my machine, I have a push button, but that just creates another load of issues. I'll be visiting again to see the progress of this quilt.

Debra said...

You know, we are only human. Any project is bound to have mistakes. I love things that aren't perfect! Found you through Lily's Quilts.

Anonymous said...

Only you will know of the mistakes! Anyway, you are honoring the old Amish tradition -- don't make perfect because perfection belongs only to God. If you made the perfect quilt, with the last stitch, it would ascend up to heaven, and you would not have the quilt to warm the hearts and bodies of your family. PPS