Friday, August 23, 2013

Humility Quilting




All quilters have heard of humility blocks, the block that is pieced wrong or turned, with scrap quilts and log cabin blocks and fan blocks it is pretty hard to go wrong. I could and probably did sew some log cabin blocks clockwise and some counter clockwise but who is to know with scraps. And with fans a wedge could be turned the wrong way but a quilter would notice that during the pressing. My humility is not with piecing the blocks but with the quilting. I sewed arcs from point to point using half circle curves....what could possibly go wrong?? using the outside curve instead of the inside curve and visa versa or choosing the wrong end point. Bingo on both accounts. I believe I got it right in the center and first ring of dark log cabin blocks, and there are some crooked lines in the next ring of light fabrics. The fans are free motion quilted with loops and swags. Lots of variation in loop size and swags.....its free motion quilting......there will be variation. I skipped to the dark side of the 5 diagonal log cabin blocks I  stitched a straight line across the center of the block then swung  arcs from point to point. This arc went into the next block by a log. oops....so the arc in the next LC block is small. Then in the next section of 5 blocks I moved the point over a log..oops again That's when I decided I had quilted enough for one day and went for a walk and wrote this post in my head and contemplated whether I should rip or not and possibly damage the quilt. The errors are near the edge where the quilt will hang over the side of the bed, will anyone ever trace the quilting lines with their finger? a child maybe but with electronic games for amusements... probably not. So I'm leaving it, my humility quilting. Hoping today is a better day for stitching and linking to Leah FMQ.--Ann--

4 comments:

Katookie said...

I love perfection because of the feeling of accomplishment. But I completely love "oops" because of the learning and memories of that moment it brings. So I agree with keeping it just the way it is!

Teresa in Music City said...

I would never have noticed that if you hadn't pointed it out! That is so true of most of our 'mistakes' in quilting projects. I've learned to wait until I'm done with a project before I attempt to take stitches out - usually they just blend into the whole and are fine! Your Log Cabin quilt is beautiful!!!

Muv said...

It's a lovely quilt, and every project needs the oops factor to make it it all the more unique.

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Say you meant to do it this way...what's it called an Amish mistake? (done on purpose so as not to offend God) I'm really not sure, regardless, it won't show, everyone will be too busy looking at the piecing. I LOVE the patterns. What a beautiful quilt!