Sunday, September 8, 2013
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.