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Whoops, Whoops, Fix It, Finish

By September 4, 2015March 31st, 2020Blog

While basting this quilty hug I discovered this little problem right in the middle of the quilt.  I didn’t want to unpick the whole quilt.

 So I flipped it and needle turned it to fix the that little whoops

I quilted it in a flight of the bumble bee pattern and discovered when I was done that the scrap from my peas seed package somehow found it’s way onto the back and got quilted in.  Don’t you just love when that happens?  NOT!

 I carefully trimmed around the stitching and gently frayed the fabric out so as not to pull the quilting stitches.

With all that had gone wrong with this quilt I wondered if it was wise to continue.  Miraculously the binding went on without a hitch. 

And this quilty hug was complete.  Yeah!  Not only for the finish but being able to fix all the whoopsies.  Cause really for all it’s trouble it is a cute quilt.

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14 Comments

  • Ramona says:

    Great fixes to your whoops! These things do happen on occasion. Great quilt! Congrats! on your finish.

  • Chiska says:

    Those kind feel the best when they're actually done don't they?! It looks great!

  • Ruth says:

    Been there and done that! Hee Hee! I once had a zipper quilting to the back. It's such a pretty quilt – I love the colors!

  • Flickenstichlerin says:

    Yes it is, congratulations on the finish. Wonderful quilt, love it.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

  • Cynthia Brunz Designs says:

    You are so clever! The quilt is adorable. Love the happy colors.

    And I have to admit, stray scraps get sewn into my quilts quite often too. I haven't quilted one in yet.

  • Unknown says:

    This looks so pretty! Glad you persevered 🙂 kat @ katandcatquilts@blogspot.com

  • audrey says:

    Too funny! It made it through all the fixes looking wonderful.:)

  • Lara B. says:

    Oh no – not a scrap sewn to the back! LOL, I've done that before too Em!
    The quilt turned out so pretty – I love how it looks! One of my favorite patterns and done scrappy is all the better!

  • Lynn says:

    Love the quilt, and I really like the red stars. Clever you fixing everything, Its a good reminder that quilting is supposed to be fun.

  • Lynn says:

    Love the quilt, and I really like the red stars. Clever you fixing everything, Its a good reminder that quilting is supposed to be fun.

  • Needled Mom says:

    Brilliant solution! I'd hate to tell you how many times I have sewn in a bit extra that I removed the same way.

  • Leila says:

    When I first looked at the picture I didn't see the un-flipped fabric – I just saw the girl with her head cut off. I thought, "Yeah, it isn't ideal, but I wouldn't unpick anything to fix it." Then I got it. 🙂

    Other posts:

    I Love the shoo-fly blocks. I have a bunch of plaid fabric that I have been saving from my husband's old shirts that would look perfect in a pattern like this.

    The seed packets are Perfect! I think they really give the low volume borders a bit of interest and pop. I like low-volume in general, but in this case I think dressing it up was the right choice.

    Doing the living room in one day is an accomplishment. We might be moving in a year so I have been trying to get some of the projects that I have been meaning to do for the last 5 years done. It takes a lot of effort and time! Time I could be sewing. 🙂

  • Adlee says:

    love this quilt. what is the pattern?

  • Tilkunviilaaja says:

    This is a lovely scrappy quilt! I love the way it's random with the orderly dark red stars!

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