and a lot of stash busting....I started last night by pulling out this panel. . .
I got it and about 25 fq's last year from ebay and stashed it. Never added it to my UFO's until today. I finished the top and using the fq's for a backing, all it needs now is quilting and binding:
Then, I figured before diving into one of my other huge UFO's, I'd pull out a mini-kit I picked up in Houston, which is part of my stash UFO's I called "Weekenders". Meaning little projects I can finish in a weekend, and again the top is done and just need quilting and binding. Used another fabric for the backing from my stash!
Now, for the past hour I've been watching Heros on dvd (I'm really liking this show) and ripping out $100 worth of hand quilting. Yes, you read that right. I'm actually mad and in tears right now because of this. My beautiful fall dresden quilt I sent out to a hand quilter we started to use at the shop, came back sooooo sad. While I admire the work put into this there are more than a few errors and $100 lost in the cost, not to mention the cost of replacing the batting and backing.
First, there were about 4 puckers on the front that were more than 1.5" uneven. Then, the trimming job was done with scissors and totally boched - at least she didn't trim the top, just the backing. We couldn't figure out if she basted the quilt, but unfortunately, my co-worker got stuck by a T-pin that had be sewn into the quilt. And once we discovered those, I noticed more "holes" in the back of my quilt from using the T-pin.
In order for me to fix the puckers and add more quilting, I have to rip out the borders. And being the backing was trimmed so short and crazy, I have to rip out all the work around the dresden plates and center to replace the backing.
I'm soo sad and upset I just want to toss this. I am considering machine quilting it, but I have no clue where to start or even the desire now to finish this quilt. I'll finish ripping it apart and go from there. Just soo disappointed in this.
Back to ripping.