Friday, 14 November 2008

The 'ayes' have it!

In my last post, I asked whether I should unpick the letters on my 'Learning at Work Day' quilt or just hope the puckers would quilt out. Well, everyone I heard from or spoke to said they thought they would quilt out. Tonya gave excellent advice (as usual) to say that if it was going to need to be flat (ie. in a wall hanging) then it would be best to unpick them (would be best to unpick the whole thing, actually!), but as it was going to be a child's quilt, the more snuggle, the better! Thanks for that Tonya and everyone else who was so encouraging about the quilt.


Actaully, I have a confession. Despite all this good advice, some of the letters were so awful that I unpicked the worst couple, recut and reapplied them. I found that if I starched them and the backing, it made the whole thing much more stable. Mind you, unpicking satin stitch isn't something I wanted to do more of, and I'm sure the finished product will be appreciated by both creators and recipient!

5 comments:

janet said...

Seems I was too late to comment on the last post. My suggestion would have been to applique another letter over the puckered ones rather than unpick!
Anyway the quilt looks fantastic - whoever is lucky enough to receive it will love it - and of course the quilt police do not exist as far as kids are concerned!!

Anonymous said...

I have tried to send a comment several times, -but failed.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the borders...looks great!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

unpicking satin stitch? aiyeeee. it's a fun quilt and will be very appreciated.

loulee1 said...

It is a fun quilt, I love it and i think that all who worked on it should be very proud.