Pinwheel Quilting Update

I have a feeling from some of the comments in the previous post that they didn’t believe me how bad of a job I did on FMQ with the Singer 301. It’s bad…LOL! Puckered. Pleated. Umm….just out right bad.

The whole top is quilted so…it would take a quilting bee just to help me take the stitching out. 🙂 So for now, it’s going to be put up until I can face it again.

UPDATE: 2 Feb 2011 – You all can check out the comment section for the reasons…but I’m packing this one up and not even going to bind it. Moving onto the next quilt. Lessons learnt: 1. I can’t FMQ on a Singer 301 (maybe some can, but I can’t!). 2. 100% spray basting did not work for me. I think I will use it again, but also use safety pins about every 12″ or so. 3. Stop while you are ahead and stop making it worse! 4. Ya’ll are invited over for some tequila…I can make it into a margarita if you so choose!

I do think the backside looks pretty good though!

10 thoughts on “Pinwheel Quilting Update

  1. The back does look very nice! I know what you mean, though, when you say “Quit while you’re ahead.” I did a quilt for my daughter-in-law last year and it ended up a complete disaster. Had I quit earlier, I probably could have made it work! Oh well, a lesson learned!

  2. Thanks for posting the extra pix. Now we feel your pain even more. My suggestion – invite your quilty friends over for an un-quilting event. An old-style quilting bee in reverse! If you rein in how many margaritas you offer your guests it wouldn’t take too long to get the job done.

    Just for the record, I prefer daiquiris, but that that’s not really relevant – not much I can do to help from Down Under except offer my support 😦

  3. I’ve been doing a pretty good job of picking out stiches for many, many years. Bring it over to me and I will work on it while I watch TV. You spent too much time on piecing it. I’ll take good care of all the work you did.

  4. Aww, what a sweet mom you have. You may be able to save it after all.

    To tell the truth, I couldn’t see from the photos what was wrong with it. 😀

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