Finish It Up Friday ~ Flying Geese

Some quilts are just a struggle…..sigh…..

This should have been quick and easy. I finished the top and while I wasn’t head over heels with it, it wasn’t bad. I guess I forgot to take a photo.

Then I started quilting it. I decided to try it on my old Bernina 1030. I haven’t used this machine in a long time. Now I remember why.

It used to be my go to machine for straight quilting and binding. Then I used it on a quilt with minky and I t ended up getting knocked out of time and I had to take it in. A year later, I tried it again with minky. Ugh. Same thing. I took it in again. I didn’t try the machine out for a few months and by then, the place that had done the work was out of business. And guess what? It still skipped stitches.

I fiddled with it enough to get this quilted, but if I went too fast, my thread broke.

Over and over and over.

When I finally finished, my fingers were blue. What in the world? I washed my hands and made my binding out of the same stuff that I put on the back of the quilt. I had to use steam to get a good crease. My fingers turned more blue.

Then I remembered that I picked this up at my favorite place that sells flat folds. It was in with the cottons and it looked and felt like cotton. It said digitally printed on the edge. I decided this was getting a good dunk.

Yikes! It is still soaking. I did take a few photos before this so you can see what it was supposed to look like.

And the offending fabric on the back.

I guess this won’t be my swap quilt either.

Sigh. Momma said there’d be days like this…

Hold the presses! After soaking many times, for many hours, here is my finished quilt.

Not at all what I was going for. And here is a photo of the fabric before using, and how it looked in the back of the quilt after soaking and washing.

I hope your day is going well.


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Flying Geese

  1. thenosebump says:

    You’ve probably tried it already, but try a new needle and a different thread. I had a new needle but it had a flaw and caused skipping.

  2. Sandi says:

    I think it came out really cute! Hugs,

  3. Oooooo….That is a really bad day. And a good save. Well done. (Now, go have a calming walk)

  4. Wow I would throw out all of that fabric that was left over and call it a day.

  5. Yup, some days are just one !#$% after another. At least it came out great!!

  6. dianehowell says:

    Call Tim at Mad B’s in Mesa to see if knows why that machine keeps going out of time. It’s a long drive from where you are, but you’ll get to see different things!

  7. It turned out lovely! But wow that fabric adventure was a surprise!

  8. Debbie says:

    If you soak it in hot water with Dawn (the blue one) dishsoap and several dye catchers the blue may come out. It needs to soak for at least 12 hours. Do not change the water or add more hot just let it soak. I’ve had good results with this method on red/white quilts. Repeat if needed. Then rinse good wash and dry. Good luck.

  9. Oh my goodness – that doesn’t even look like the same fabric! What a frustrating project, one that should’ve been done and dusted happily and easily. Still, it’s a cute one!

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