Saturday, January 7, 2012

Not enjoying this project !!

I've been working on a quilt made of neckties. I took on this project because it seemed interesting, and I'd never made one before, and let's face it, I'd be paid for making it.
Will I ever take on a necktie quilt again? Not on your life.
Just two words = silk, bias.
The silk ties are all different textures and thicknesses, and I had to take them all apart to take out the interfacing inside.
And - all ties are cut on the bias !! What was I thinking?
I have the top all assembled, and this afternoon I sandwiched it. Did I mention the client wants the backing to be flannel? This quilt weighs a TON.
I couldn't wait to get stitching on it, so I started stitching the straight line sitiching between each tie, which makes a wedge on the center medallion.
One seam started to buckle, so I unstitched it. When I saw the back ---- URGH!!!!
There were several huge folds in the flannel backing. How they got there I don't know - I did stretch the backing before sandwiching = honest!
So, I spent twice as much time unstitching, as I did stitching today.
I am so not in love with this project. I am seriously looking forward to it being done.
I'm going to need some fabric therapy, maybe even a stash-enhancing-exercise trip!

1 comment:

Pat said...

That's exactly why I don't take orders. It takes all the fun out of it for me.