The above image is of me presenting the finished quilt at the Johnson County Quilt Guild. It was nice to show it after all the effort that went into its creation.
Why Did I Make This Quilt?
So, what is this Hell of which I speak? As many of you know, Hell is of our own making and it was my own actions that created ALL my problems. The good side is that I learned so much and will NOT make these mistaken choices again!
I decided on an intricate, calculated custom quilting design. What I should have done is mark the entire quilt first, and then quilt from top to bottom. Turning the quilt for borders is ok, but the way I did it was a recipe for disaster. I quilted ONLY the custom diamonds all the way across the top (3 rows) down to the bottom and across the bottom (3 rows). By doing this, I was not able to retain the proper integrity to the bottom and found I had puckers in the back.
On the images below, you can see one of the puckers as well as the section I had to pick out to make this right. Luckily, I had not done the inner section yet or it would have taken even longer.
Prismatic Star Complete
Now that you have seen my journey, have you ever had a Quilt from Hell? Did you buckle down as I did and make it right, or is that quilt in time out somewhere?