Very close to being finished with machine quilting a queen sized quilt! So close. It was nearing time to head to bed. I am on the home stretch of the 12″ wide border, and am free motion quilting this beast on my new sewing machine. A couple of months ago, I took the plunge and bought an Elna 760 sewing machine. There are so many features that I have not even begun to learn on this machine. My priority has been to get this quilt complete. This is the largest quilt I have ever quilted myself on a domestic sewing machine. The wider throat space makes this oh so much easier!
Back to the story…. I had about 36 inches yet to quilt on the border, and then this happened:
The batting had flipped over to the back side of the quilt and I kept quilting away. I was pretty fortunate that it was only about 2- 1/2 inches in from the edge, and about 6 inches of length before I noticed the situation. Not really worth getting upset over. Could have been much worse. Out came the seam ripper!! While finishing the quilting maybe would have taken a half hour, it was just too late. Perhaps this is a reminder that instead of racing to the finish line on this, I should savor and enjoy the last bits of the process on this quilt.