Monday, April 18, 2011

And The Winner Is...

There were 10 entries into our celebratory fat quarter give away last week.  Many thanks to all of those who entered.  Using we found our winner...lucky number 7! 

Everyone, please meet Allison (AKA Yorkie Mom).  She is from Michigan and is currently creating a birthday quilt.  I was in touch with Allison on Friday and she is very excited to win our packet of FQs.  Allison, enjoy them and please do send in a photo of your final project.  We look forward to seeing what you create! 

As you know, I am working on my sampler quilt.  I am so, so, so close to finished!  I have nearly finished the binding except for a 3 inch piece where I found a mistake!  When I layered the quilt, I was short on the backing on this side, but I did not realize it until it was too late (i.e. quilted and the binding on).  So, when I was hand stitching the binding, this piece pulled out from under the machine sewn side.  Oh no! 

Does anyone have an idea of how to fix this?  I can undo the machine binding and have not finished the hand sewing on the other side, so I can still "deconstruct" a bit in this area to (somehow?) fix it.   You can see in the photos below my problem :(

To make things worse, I was trimming the loose threads from the quilt top and my scissors slipped!  ARG!  So now I have a mini hole in the sashing as you can maybe see in the photo below. Its between the quilting and the pin.  Again, does anyone have an idea of how to patch this? Its a little too difficult to deconstruct the quilt at this point to replace the sashing.    

That's the news, guys.  I'd be thrilled if anyone could give me a way to fix either of these problems. Until then, I'm a little stuck.  Here's hoping your projects are a little smoother than this one :)  Happy quilting.

1 comment:

Luci said...

Is there any way to appliqué a flower or something that follows the theme of the other fabric in the quilt? You could do a grouping of things and make it look like it was meant to be!
For the binding I would just undo that section and catch the seam. You were on the right track. Hope you get it figured out!

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