Well, after the last heavy custom quilt I finished a couple of easy all-over quilted quilts for the cottage - I will post pictures of them later ;-) and then I pulled this quilt out of my closet. This quilt was started in 2010 and the top was finished in 2011!!! It's finishing time was now.
I had put it on the frame a year ago and took it back off because I was frustrated with my quilting as I tried to emulate the computer quilting that was on the sample. Sigh! I should know better than to try and emulate computer quilting! Needless to say it has sat in the closet for almost a year!
I took it out and decided to completely rip the quilting that had frustrated me so much! It took some time but I think that it was really worth it!
I pulled out the Sew Kind of Wonderful long-arm rulers and quilted a swag and then went from there! I am so much more happy with the way that this is going! The nine-patches pop and the quilting is adding a secondary element :-D
I am using 40wt Glide thread in Cream for the top and pre-wound bobbins in cream as well.
Even though I am really happy that I waited until inspiration struck I think it is time for this UFO to get finished! I always really liked this quilt and it has sat, in the back of my mind, for all those years; but, I had to wait until I had an idea.
So, what do you think? Was a right to wait and then rip?