11.04.2010

Quilter Shame. Lesson Learned.

Ever seen the movie Slapshot with Paul Newman?  (Wasn't he the most handsome man ever?) Well I have - because hockey is the end all, be all around my home.  In the movie, the goalie is interviewed by a sportscaster and is asked to explain some of the rules of the game.  It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite movie scenes ever.  At the end of the scene, the goalie talks about going to the penalty box and feeling shame.  Watch this clip - I hope you find it as hilarious as I do...

Well, I've committed a quilting penalty and I feel shame - but I will not, I repeat, will not, go to the box (unless it involves a bubble bath and a king-sized Milky Way bar).  But I will post my penalty as my punishment and learn from my mistake.


This quilt started as a demo for our Cincy MQG a few months ago.  I love the Quiltville "Strip Twist" pattern - so easy and great eye-candy.  I had another quilt that I had made from this pattern that I was going to use as a visual aid, but I sold it literally 3 days before the meeting.   So I threw this top together at the last minute with a jelly roll that I had in my stash.  This is, by far, the most poorly constructed quilt I have ever made!!  It's bad.  But I still love it, so I thought I'd just throw on a backing and bind it off and - yay -done.

Yeah.  Not so much.


This is only one issue with this poor thing.  Several large puckers/creases in the backing.

In my rush to get this thing done, I really didn't baste very well.  It was a pretty crappy job, quite frankly.  I thought - well, I'm skilled enough to just whip this thing on. No worries, right?

Yeah, nah.  Big mistake. Shame. Never again. Promise.

So Katie - maybe next time I'll slow down and take a page from your book on basting essentials.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word, woman...this is the story of my life. I need to commit to learning how to properly baste. Seriously. My quilter shame is that I have 5, yes FIVE, quilt tops rotting in my closet cause I am too scared to actually quilt them. Pathetic.

    On another note, I could also use a time out that involves a bubble bath and a king size milky way. :)

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