Finish It Up Friday ~ Carl

I have done very little actual sewing this month, but I managed to get Carl finished……I think. Let me explain.

I mentioned before that I struggled with the quilting on this. The quilting in the three green center columns all ended up slightly different.

I used the Gothic Arch quilting in the border. But it wasn’t quilted as densely as the center. I hate this. The picture below shows it after washing and it isn’t any better.

Here is the back.

I’m seriously considering cutting off the binding, adding more border quilting, and rebinding it.

For now, Carl is in timeout.

Have a great day!


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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7 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Carl

  1. If you’re not happy you have to fix it. I would or it would make me crazy. Your idea sounds good.

  2. patti leal says:

    i am late to the party again. i see your dilemma. is it possible to echo the arches (on your domestic machine)? or … do an echo in pearl cotton (a thin one) in the same color as the fabric? i would think you could do both without removing the binding. i think it would be fine, would add more quilting and balance things out. just a thought as i looked at the quilt. patti in florida

  3. Melanie says:

    Is it possible to add more quilting to the border without taking the binding off, Katy? It’s a lovely quilt; I love scrappy quilts! This one is a stunner.

  4. Nancy says:

    How much extra quilting do you think the border needs? Could you add some hand quilting? (I’m no expert here so maybe this is a really bad idea for reasons I don’t know.) It’s sad to think of you cutting off the binding, after all that work!

  5. Why don’t you just add some quilting with your domestic sewing machine. Since it is all at the edge you wouldn’t have any bulk going through the arm of the machine.

  6. acityquilter says:

    oooh i really like this a lot…and i do happen to have the scraps for it as well….nice finish!

  7. liverbeth says:

    I just had a quilt come back because it had been washed so much the threads were breaking ( I also used a larger stitch than I should have). I removed all the quilting ( took me three days) then I attached it to the frame using the binding and re quilted it! It worked and I was very pleased! It had a cotton 80/20 batting and due to all the washing that baby wasn’t moving at all. I am not planning on doing this again once was enough!

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