Another finish….and just in time

My family from Germany is coming to visit.  They should be arriving in the states today.  They have three weeks planned out.  We will be meeting up with them in Washington DC in a couple of weeks.  I have never met my cousin’s wife or daughter.   I am very excited to meet them in person.  We do chat and sometimes talk on WhatsApp.

So, Sophia and Christine, love horses.  They send me videos of Sophia riding her horse frequently, which I enjoy.  So, I made a horse quilt for her.

IT gave me such grief.  Mostly due to the fact that sometimes, I am just a dumba$$.

So, this was one of the quilts that I was basting when I had the spray debacle.  Funny thing that turned out to be the least of my problems.  I had this all rolled up ready to be basted.  Thought I was ahead of the game.  Hahaha.  Turns out that as I reached the bottom of the basting, I failed to measure this quilt.  I could say I improperly measured, but truth be told, I never measured it at all.  So, turns out my backing and batting was a few inches too short.

No way to unglue all that.  I decided to quilt it and leave 6 inches unquilted and then figure out what to do.  I sort of figured that I will piece the batting and backing on.

Well, I managed to piece in the piece of batting, not a big deal.  However, I had left over 20190719_192622-1.jpgarrow fabric that I was going to use to piece across the bottom.  Wrong.  Came out totally wonky and looked like a crazy person did it.  I think the problem was that it was directional and sewing the fabric on was not as easy as I thought.  Ended up finishing the quilting without the back and hand sewing a piece clear across the back along the bottom (light green).

I really did not like this quilt the entire time I was working on it, however now that is is finished, I do like it.  It looks like a horse quilt for a little girl and that is what I was going for.  The back came out OK despite my issues.

I got word today that they were in New York.  Looking forward to meeting up with them!

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

17 thoughts on “Another finish….and just in time

  1. That is awesome Lori that you overcame the obstacle. I have been short batting but never backing. I spray baste and can take it off if needed as long as I spray lightly (learned over time). I am so happy you are pleased with the end result. Your horse girl is going to love it!!!!!

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  2. Funny how things will take on different directions when you adjust and adjust and adjust. It makes it interesting to see how it will end up and quite often, it’s very different from the first plan, but not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it comes out quite pleasing. So it was good that you stayed with it! Have fun with your family.

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  3. Hi Lori! Sophia and Christine are both going to just adore this quilt. It is such a thoughtful gift – so special just for Sophia. She’ll cherish it and think of you each and every time she wraps up in it, plus she’ll feel all of the love you stitched into it. It’s fabulous. ~smile~ Roseanne

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