Lori, from Dakota City Quilters, made a comment about a quilt that I started frogging in December of last year. She reminded me that I had not told the rest of the story. Sit back and get a cup/glass of your favorite beverage because this is pretty funny.
Frogging Quilting Mess
So you have heard me talk about Missy before and most of my good stories involve my good friend. Because of some things that were happening in Missy’s life at that time, her disposable income was very limited. I am always happy to share my fabric with Missy because she is my friend and that is what friends do. Well Missy decided she had to do something for me in exchange for the fabric. Well, I happened to be working on frogging that quilt. She decide she would take that quilt home and pull the stitches out. She said it would not take long because the stitches were bad, but I pointed out that not all of the stitching was bad in this quilt. Missy said it was okay, it would not take her long. Fast forward to the Saturday before last, she was telling me that she was still working off and on getting the stitching out of that quilt. I think that Missy is ready to throw the quilt out as my DH originally said needed to happen.
Front of quilt
I think I can safely say I got the better end of that deal 🙂 Missy you are a good friend to take that horrible task on.
Keep on quilting!
So I have been making life difficult on myself this Christmas season. I have been going to Missouri Star Quilt Company’s daily deal and do they ever had some good deals. There were two last week where I wanted to push that buy button, but then I reminded myself that I have plenty of fabric and I do not work much with precuts. I love the looks and the idea of the precut, but then I get stuck wondering what I should make with the precut. So I passed on the deals for this week.
I have been in a bit of a quilting slump lately. I generally will sew some every night but lately it has been a week or so between sewing sessions. I think it is because I have nothing cut out that I am excited to be sewing. What do you do when you are in a quilting slump?
I have been frogging the quilting on a quilt and will quilt it again when the frogging is finished. I have also been working on the tension on my old industrial Singer. All I have managed to accomplish was making the tension go from bad to good on the bottom, and good to bad on the top. More work is in store for that machine.
On to what you came for, the Stash Report. Missy saved me this week by wanting to quilt or I would have nothing to report.
used this week: 1.56 yards for backing
in this week: 0
See other Stash Report’s on Judy’s blog.
Today’s eye candy is a strippie quilt. There are many nice patterns by Mollie over @ maryquilts.com, you should check them out.
Strippie quilt made by Quilts Of Love Ladies
Many, many years ago when I first got my quilting machine I created this mess.
Well as you can imagine, I was very disgusted and shoved it back in a closet never to be seen again, or so I thought. Fast forward to a week or so ago, I was looking for quilts to use as covers for my brother whom was visiting. I pulled this out of the closet and took it to quilts of love so I could trim it and put it to use covering someone with love. Obviously I did not trim the quilt because there was something seriously wrong. See picture above if you need a clue. Well I showed it to my DH and he said to throw it out. Oh, how I wish I could do that, but instead I am in the process of pulling out all of the bad stitching and I will quilt it, again, and I will bind it, then it can serve it’s purpose and cover someone with the love of Jesus.
Not the prettiest but it will make someone happy
Now you do not have to tell me this is not a pretty quilt, I already know that. You also don’t have to tell me that the material that the quilt is made of is likely not all cotton, but a cotton/poly blend. I also know there is someone out there who will get a blessing out of being given this quilt. So I will continue to pull the stitching out so I can quilt the quilt all over again. I must say that my quilting has greatly improved since quilting this quilt.
So my question to you, what would you do? Would you throw it out, pull the stitching out, or bind it as is and just let the person receiving the quilt know that it is going to fall apart eventually? Inquiring minds want to know, so tell me what would you do??