Sew Close! and Yet Sew Far!



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:

wpid-20150408_214551.jpgThe 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.

wpid-20150408_214604.jpgSo tonight, I will be slowing things down, quilting the last bit, and moving on to binding! Can’t wait to sew on the binding. There is something so satisfying about adding that finishing touch!


4 responses »

  1. The finish line!!! I have done exactly the same thing with folding the quilt under and catching it in the quilting. Glad it wasn’t more! Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.


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