It’s Done! – Ripping That Is

Usually a completed quilt brings a lot of joy.

I am excited that this:

Yellow Brick Road

Is no longer needed to take out this:

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And while it didn’t look too bad on the back of the quilt.

The front not so much:

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This was a bear to rip out. Pebbles that are tiny and double stitched means very tiny tiny stitches sitting on top of each other.

I loved the design and texture:

P1180893 (800x600)_wmJust not the color choice.

I worked on it while watching movies or relaxing (???) on the couch over the past few months. Many times I thought about trimming the last row of piecing and make the quilt smaller. I am glad I persevered, because I think I would always regret not finishing.

When asked how I plan to quilt it, my response has been “stitch in the ditch.” Now that this is all ripped out, I am rethinking that response. If I do decide to do something other than stitch in the ditch I will need a different colored thread or two:

P1230958 (640x480)What would you do? Ditch or no ditch? What color thread would you choose? A yellow, purple, neutral?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Sherrie Garnett

    Could you do a neutral on top with purple in the bobbin?

    • Jackie

      I like to use the same color because no matter how much you adjust your tension there are still threads that will show on one side or the other. I would do a practice section and see how well I can adjust the tensions.
      Jackie Berdych
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      • Daphne Lewis

        I have had the same problem and can always see the darker thread through the lighter fabric. If anyone finds a real cure for this, I’d love to hear about it….

  • hm in tn

    I would go with a neutral… I like to use baguette (a gold tone) with multi colored quilts. It blends into many colors.. lights and darks… without being overwhelming.
    hm in tn

  • Daphne Lewis

    The quilting is so well done! I love the purple thread on that fabric!

    • Jackie

      Thank you Daphne. If the purple wasn’t so stark on the front especially against the yellow and white, I would like it better. I’m still debating my next step for quilting it.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
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      • Daphne Lewis

        It is stark, but it is an amazing job of beautiful quilting! It gives this quilt a very unique look. I think we are just used to the thread blending in more with the fabric in most instances. The more I looked at it, the more I really liked the overall effect. I need my quilting to improve before doing something that gives this much definition to the stitching. I love it!!