Friday, 6 February 2009
i'm cool with the random, freely spaced line quilting but NOT COOL with the crappy basting job i did which has resulted in folds aplenty on the backside. so much unpicking and rebasting ahead of me, it makes me shudder to think. but i've already put such a good number of hours into the quilting, especially with unpicking, smoothing out and resewing bits of almost every line, that i just need to admit defeat and start over. the main problem is the lack of space to do a proper basting job, there is nowhere in my house to lay a quilt this size out flat so i tried to spread it out over our bed. didn't work. i thought maybe i could make it work by spreading the fabric really tightly as i quilted across but no, i was kidding myself, it's just too big. so. unpicking. lots of unpicking. and then i have some sort of plan to do a hanging basting job from our picture rail, with clips and hooks. shane has been brought onboard so it might just work but, for now, and again, this project is on hold. boo.