……or, when you discover your quilt backing has holes in it!! Argh!!That’s right, three small holes in my quilt back that I didn’t spot until I was loading the backing onto my longarm!
Crap! So I walked away in frustration, just left it loaded, “I’ll deal with it later! Time for a different project!” And I’m glad I walked away instead of removing it and finding another back. A solution came to me! Appliqué! Yeah!!
I returned to the quilt back, marked the holes with my blue marker so I’d be able to find them when the quilting was done. I loaded the batting and top and got to quilting! I tried out a new panto I’ve had for a while but haven’t stitched out yet. This goes with my 2015 theme of using the stuff I’ve bought!
The panto is Crystalline by Patricia Ritter from Urban Elementz. It has lots of straight lines that can be tricky. It’s hard to keep straight without a ruler, there’s always a little wobble in pantographs. But the design is busy enough so I think it looks OK. I wouldn’t do this on a really high contrast quilt, then EVERY wobble would show for sure!
I got it all quilted, added some fun print squares over the holes and called it finished!
Of course I still have to bind it… this one may get machine stitched instead of hand stitched. My binding pile is getting pretty high….
So what do you think? I kind of like how the squares add a little playfulness to the basically plain back.