Friday, February 24, 2012

Why the quilt police won't be knocking on your door

Or .... why one should stop when they have a headache....


I really really really wanted to have this quilt top finished... first , so I could say it was finished, and second, because I needed my table cleared off so my middle son could sew.....  So I worked diligently... and you know what?


I have decided that I must be a better quilter than everyone... because - when the borders are supposed to be 49 inches, and mine are 53,    .... I make the quilts bigger... and you all know bigger is better right ( you should be laughing WITH me now, not at me!)



See the carpet showing through between the borders.... I need a Fudge border... which is all good - because fudge is made from chocolate - so I am quilting in Love now right???


Using my wonderful math skills, I determined that the fudge border needed to be 2 inches wide, so I cut 2 1/2 inch strips and sewed them on, then... I attached the outer border. I, Um, Kinda noticed that on one side I had to stretch the white a little bit, yet on the other.... umm, well it was the red side that needed to be stretched.



But oh well - it is done right?  And it looks really really good from the top... but hey wait? Is some of the fabric trying to get up?   Lets look at it from the side view...


Oops.... I see waves...amber waves of grain....

And I see a few ripples along the border.... this is the side where I had to stretch the red out border to match the white fudge border. I think I can see a problem.....


Just so you know - that star DID lay flat before the border were applied.... Look what the outside ripples did to the inside of the quilt... oh my!!

And this last picture... well - this is where I stopped for the night.  I am calling the top DONE!! So I can link up to Finished Friday at Crazymomquilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.... but..
You all know that tonite I will be ripping out the borders, and fixing the fudge strip and then reapplying the borders....  

I would say that I can Quilt this out - but this last border picture will probably present a problem for me, so I really do need to fix that side,,





So for all of you who worry about the police stopping by... just send them my way - I can take it ;-)




Oh and don't forget - you have till 5pm today to enter for the Toffee http://alyciaquilts.blogspot.com/2012/02/toffee-field-trip.html





14 comments:

krisgray said...

LOL - laughing with you, not at you! Been there! Nothing quite like planning unsewing for the next sewing session , is there?

Quilting from Robin's Nest said...

I am sorry but I laughed all the way through this one. I have been there and done that and of course undone that and even did one twice that way. But honestly, who really cares about the snotty old quilt police, anyway. hehe

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

My last quilt was "wavy" and yet I quilted it up anyway. Some turn out perfect, some not so much. :)

Diana said...

I really like the borders on that quilt...even if they are waving at me. You did it once, you can do it again! LOL

Mike Pearson said...

This happens to me all the time, but I find that if you just quilt it up (maybe some stippling) and then wash it, you never notice! Looks good! Thanks for sharing!

JustPam said...

Maybe all you need to do is spray it with starch and press it with steam? I love the white border with it.

Debbie said...

You were quite entertaining today...must be because I can relate!

Jennie said...

Laughing with you because I'll keep the quilting police quite occupied before I send them your way. They're after me for all the UFO sightings in my sewing room. It's getting out of hand! I might rename my sewing room Roswell!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh My! Thank goodness the quilt police don't know my address. I've had this happen, too. Don't ever believe anyone that says they've never had 'problems' with the quilts they've made. Either they are lying, or, they don't really make quilts. Looks like a cute top. Hope it fixes quickly and easily after a good nights rest.

Michelle said...

That is a terrific design! Of course bigger is better! If you hadn't told us about the fudge, we'd have never known. ;-)

Heather said...

It looks fantastic to me! Great job!

Sarah Craig said...

Pretty quilt - and remember, quilting covers a multitude of sins! Whoop whoop!!

Betty said...

I love the quilt and I love your story.
I hate the QP!
Well, they've never knocked on my door.

amandajean said...

ha ha ha!

i hope that you were able to fix the ripples...or quilt them out. :)

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!