Sunday, September 8, 2013

Scrappy Stars

This looks fine now, but while I was quilting it, I called it "the quilt from Hell."   I sandwiched it on a very humid day and then ran a couple of lines of quilting up and down to anchor it.  I planned to do swirls all over.  It looked fine on the front, but on the back, it was all puckered.  With much groaning and squinting, I took the quilting out over two hot days.  Then I rolled the quilt up and set it aside until a "better" day (whatever I thought that was!).  Finally, one day last week, I unpinned the rest, starched the back like mad, and put it back together again.  Within a day, it was quilted on a grid and bound by machine, no problem.  It will be raffled off this fall as a benefit for the York Branch Library.  Hope a kid wins it since the back features Paddington Bear.