Wednesday, 12 May 2010
This is what I do when I have a quilt on my machine that I don't like what we have chosen to quilt on it ... Not this quilt here...This is a little quilt that I finished off the borders, did the quilting and binding for a customer ... Maisy is fabulous - don't you think?
Anyway ... back to procrastination and I'll explain a little. Sometimes when you go through a quilt with a customer and you agree to quilt a certain thing on it ... you think it will look good. However, once you start quilting you may realise that it doesn't look very effective at all. So .... I procrastinate while I think about what I am going to do with it.
Firstly .... I know I am going to quilt the same thing - just a different format. So now I have to unpick what I have done. I unpick from the back usually so as not to pull the thread upwards through the front fabric. Unpicking usually takes 100times longer than stitching - so what took my an hour to quilt, will take me all day to unquilt. I have to leave it on the machine while I unquilt because I have done some other blocks that I won't unquilt - confused? Prattling on is also a good way to procrastinate. Looking through your photos and posting on your blog is also a good way to procrastinate. But ... i have given myself to 9am to procrastinate then I am heading out to my quilting room to get on with this beautiful quilt. At least it is only the top border that I am unquilting.
So Happy Quilting (or unquilting, unpicking, frogging) ... Jane x