Friday, September 13, 2013

FMQ Friday

I haven't had a ton of time to quilt this week, but I had an hour or so last night and I continued on with my Layers quilt.  I got 3 more border "sections" done, although I did have a bit of tuck problem.

Dreaded tucks! I'm not going to try and take them out. I may stitch over them a bit to hide them.

There was actually a huge tuck along the edge of the sashing section. I just stitched it down. I don't think it looks too bad.

I think that these tucks will actually be cut off when I trim the quilt.
I feel better now that Leah has basically said this is how she deals with them. I really don't think that they will show that much once the quilt is washed.

I'm linking up to day with Leah Day for FMQ Friday!  (Thank you Leah! I hope you realize how much you help, not only learning to FMQ, but with your honesty and open vulnerability. You are truly one of my heroes.)

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  1. If you had not told me, I wouldn't have seen the tucks. I say - let them go and move on!

  2. I am impressed with how nice and even your stitching looks even on the back. I don't think you should worry too much about the tucks- aren't they bound to happen whenever we quilt that densely?

  3. How strange, I discovered Leah two days ago and have been practicing my FMQ like a woman possessed. It is amazing how much fun I am having and see lots of this in my future

  4. Very nice Pat -- I wouldn't notice the stitch down if you didn't point it out. Great job. LOVE to FMQ and Leah is one of my heros too ! How about this rainy Finger Lakes weather today ? Take good care, Karen

  5. Such an amazing job! Remember we are not a sewing factory. We are creating art!

  6. Wonderful quilting! Compliments!
    Love from Amsterdam!

  7. Beautiful! I honestly wouldn't have noticed the tucks. The one that is close to the edge isn't noticeable at all, and probably won't be in the finished product anyway! I think you're being too hard on yourself, Pat!

  8. Nice! I think the tucks are perfectly fine! We're humans, not machines. Handmade is rarely perfect, that's what makes is special! Congrats on keeping on keeping on!

  9. I appreciate your candor! Thanks for taking and sharing detailed photo of tucks and the solution. I believe we will all face them one day. Dena

  10. That's a good idea! You can't worry about them too much.
    Once I had one of my most aspired quilts have tucks with them. Initially I planned to take them out and redo quilting.
    But decided otherwise, like you said once washed that won't be noticeable.
    Good luck!

  11. I love the swirls in the first photo. Well done. I feel like tucks and pleats are going to happen when you have 2 layers of fabric and batting zipping around in the sewing machine.