11 March, 2009

Re-Do

I took apart a quilt for a re-do. Believe me when I tell you that this was not an easy task! I had this one together and topstitched, but was unhappy with the appearance of the folded edge on the top side, as well as the topstitching. I considered applying rick-rack along the top edges around each block and realized, after calculating the linear inches, that the cost of that plan would be astronomical! I came upon this decorative stitch idea after finding this hand-done looking blanket stitch on my machine. I love it, with the contrasting thread, both on the front and the grid pattern that has appeared on the back side. All this for what I thought, weeks ago, would be a great QUICK quilt utilizing scraps of fabric and batting. There wasn't one quick thing about this for me, but I just know how much Mason will love playing on this one at Nana's house, and that makes every minute of the re-do worth it.

Life is Good!


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15 comments:

*karendianne. said...

These pictures are excellent. They helped me to understand what you have going on here. It's very cool! Although it does look rather physical. Now, if Mason were my Grandson, I can absolutely see me creating for him no matter what the effort! I'd give it my all.
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I spied the sewing table we talked about one "Let's Talk Tuesday" ago. It looks like the dream I'm thinkin' of. I mean, I'm just sayin'. ;)

SubeeSews said...

I see strawberry fabric! So appropriate!
Was this the one done with the Batting Buddy template?
Sometimes re-do is the only option. Love the red thread!

Zlaty said...

I am glad you found a solution!
I love that hand looking blanket stitch! The bright colors are wonderful and he would love it!

Happy sewing!

Mimi said...

Very pretty. Even though it was not an easy/quick task, I'm sure you are really tickled with it.

Thanks for sharing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ah yes, those wonderful "good" ideas that end up taking SO much effort to finish...

The red stitching looks like it was meant to be all along (we'll never tell Mason otherwise).

:-)

Domestic Designer said...

Love the red stitching! Most things seem to take more time that we think or at least that happens to me. I believe your effort will be rewarded when Mason starts playing on that quilt! Good Job! Have a blessed day!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

OK, I'll admit...I thought you were being too hard on yourself about the topstitching and I can't IMAGINE for a minute ripping it all out...BUT WOWZA!!! I LOVE the red blanket stitch!!!! I might have to borrow your Batting Buddy afterall...

Nane said...

I agree with Karen...the end result looks great!

Jeanne said...

What a clever, creative solution! It looks terrific.

Quilt Memories said...

What a lucky little boy Mason is....That quilt is SWEET!!!!!

quiltteacher said...

I'm not surprised you did a redo. Looks great. I'll get with you next week for our project.

Salem Stitcher said...

The red blanket stitching adds so much!

Cheryl said...

I agree.. pretty pictures. That was a wonderful redo and I can just imagine Mason happily playing on that quilt!

Teresa said...

I have tried to do a quilt as you go project and seems like when I go to join my blocks, I have so much trouble. They just don't seem to fit together right. Now my mom is an expert at it and her blocks come out so precise. I do like the look of the machine blanket stitch, both on top and on bottom.

Nan said...

You are a dedicated grandmama to re-do this quilt. I really like what you've done and I know Mason will love it! I totally understand what you mean about something you thought was quick and easy taking a LOT of time. Good job!