In my last post, I told you about not being able to piece the Y-seams (actually V-seams) accurately by machine or hand and had resorted to hand appliqueing them. One night after only 4 1/2 hours of sleep, I decided to try sewing them by machine again and it worked! Hate to think I will have to give up sleep to get good quilting results but it worked this time.
This is the Rocky Road to Kansas wallhanging so far. As you can see, its not totally pieced together yet and I'm planning to take apart the horizontal rows again today. Why?
Because I don't like what's happening in the picture above. Points not matching or cut off and wrinkles. There are lots of seams coming together there creating bulk which isn't helping.
When something doesn't turn out as I want it to, I usually ask myself if it will bother me of if I'll even remember it in a year? This will definitely bother me and I'll remember it in a year, possibly the rest of my life, so today I'm picking out and figuring out a way to get the points sharp and matching.
When this is finally pieced, I plan to embroider the seams with crazy quilt stitches and embroider in the middle squares. My question to you is, is this a crazy quilt or an embroidered quilt?
On another note - Its raining! Our winter has been quite dry, brown and warm here so the rain is very welcome. I usually get a lot of sewing/quilting done on rainy days so it would be OK with me if it rained for the next few days!