Three steps forward and one back…

In earlier posts re this piece I mentioned the machine stiched guidelines that once used for shape placement are pulled out. But I wasn’t thinking properly. I just didn’t realise that although it was too early to pull out the horizontal ones since they are helpful in the quilting process too, it was past time to take out the sides, ie the two vertical ones. These had marked the limit of shape placement out to the sides/selvedges, but I had done quite a bit of quilting before I realised that the quilting needs to go right out to the very edges to give that compositional borderspace framing the shapes. Since not every thread started and ended on the sideline, this was not actually a simple matter rectify, and i knew that at the start but decided it MUST be done., and that yes, it would take me several, maybe 10, extra hours to rectify. Posted by Picasa

One Response to “Three steps forward and one back…”

  1. Deb H says:

    I’ve done a lot of unsewing in my life. It’s frustrating when you’re in a time crunch, but otherwise I don’t mind doing it, if the end results are improved.
    Good luck.

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