It worked!

The other day, I shared my dilemma with my little shoo fly quilt. It was an early long arming victim of mine and I wanted to save it. I am quite happy to say that I was able to add quilting on my domestic machine and the bagginess in the border that bothered me so is gone!

Here is a reminder of what it looked like before.

I used a slightly darker thread than I had used on the feathers and I did a small stipple around it. I loved the echo and beadboard quilting ideas but my free motion skill on the domestic machine has greatly deteriorated since getting the long arm! Here are close ups.


I was sure I would need to redo the binding at least but that turned out just fine as well.

Thanks for all of your suggestions and ideas. I procrastinated on doing this forever because I wasn’t sure how to tackle it. Now, a year and a half later, it finally feels finished!

Linking up with Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to It worked!

  1. Kathleen says:

    Oh this turned out great!! Looks perfect!

  2. Vicky says:

    I think it turned out wonderful!

  3. Jeanne says:

    It sure did! It looks wonderful! Nice save.

  4. it looks great – if we give it enough time our brain comes up with a solution – even if it is “ask somebody else!”
    great job

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  5. Kathy says:

    Fantastic solution … it looks great!

  6. Lois says:

    It looks wonderful, Katy. It’s something to be proud of.

  7. njquilter24 says:

    great solution. it looks great,

  8. redeemedsheep says:

    Great job, Katy! Looks really nice…

  9. Judy says:

    It looks great! Now I know what to do to mine.

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