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Bite More Than One Could Chew - A Finish Quilt

"Yes, there were times
I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all
And I stood tall
And did it my way "
(My Way ~ Frank Sinatra)



Yes, that's exactly how I feel when I was working on this quilt in the past few days. This flying geese originally was a commissioned quilt. She gave me the idea from Pinterest and we discussed in details about everything. I even did a little research on how to finish it on a domestic machine without breaking my shoulder LOL, because it's huge quilt! 

Doing the geese panel was all fun and I love HST! Until I tried the partial quilting thingy! I wish I was wiser! From the tutorial it looked doable, well, it was if it was a smaller quilt but not when you are doing king size on domestic machine!! Lesson learnt : Be wise and leave it to the expert (a.k.a longarmer)


So, few days ago, when the house was quiet, I took out the quilt which has been sitting in the corner of my room for 4 years -__- and decided to get it done! After spreading  the crumpled UFO quilt on the bed, I put on a cheerful playlist on my Play Music, and ironing it. Cleared the center table and started pinning. All 3 panels were already quilted separately and I already sewed the backing of the middle and one side panel. Now I only have to pin and sew the front panel together. Well, it feels easier now that I put it in writing hahahaha. Really, it took several bloody moments (from pricking my fingers) and by evening, one side panel is attached! Pheew.



I continued working the next day to attach the other side and realized yesterday's one was all wonky at the back and I had to unpick. Duh!! OK, actually I battled whether to leave it as is, but the nagging feeling won! 


I cut 4" wide binding and if you have not downloaded Robert Kaufman Quilt Calculator Apps, maybe you should! It really helped!! By the way, I used my dependable Jack Machine! I love because it has sturdy wide table that I could manage the quilt easily on it. 






Don't you love the butterfly backing? I do :)

 It's far from perfect but it's done and I love it. Just in time for winter here in Northeast India!  
                          

view from my kitchen window


So, if you have unfinished projects, don't give up on it! Just  work at your own pace ^_^. Now, I can reward myself with few episodes of C-Drama! Yay!



from Kdrama "On the Way to Airport"


Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice day,
Elvira


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2 comments

  1. I love Flying Geese, and yours is lovely. I am sure you are enjoying it now that it's done, so it was meant to be.

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    1. Thank you Chris!! Yes, we already use it now since the weather is getting cooler :)

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