Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Grrrrrr……

Remember the new quilt top I mentioned the other day? Yeah well, I quilted it, I HATED it, and I’m unpicking it. The whole dang thing. I estimate it should take awhile, but at least I’ll have something to keep my hands busy for the next couple days. I'll tell you more about this quilt and hopefully get a tutorial started once I finish it...promise!

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In between unpicking I managed to finish Darci’s quilting bee block.

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Now I have to go prepare to stuff my face tomorrow. Have a great Thanksgiving everybody and see you at Target at 5am on Friday! Cause you know I’ll be there buying nothing I need and taking it back later. Tis’ the season!

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29 comments:

Natalia said...

Uhg... Unpicking. Don't you hate how fast you can stitch it but ho LONG it takes to unpick it! Have fun!

One Shabby Chick said...

Oh what a bummer - I hate ripping out stitches! Hope it goes fast!
That block is too cute!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Oh my grief... unpicking is the worst! :( I feel terrible for you but I'd have done the same if I hated the quilting I did.

Happy Thanksgiving!

lorimu said...

Unpicking is the worst but if you hate how it turned out it's totally worth it. Have you ever tried using a rotary cutter to unpick the stitches? It takes some practice, but once you get it, it's MUCH faster!

Good Luck!

Jo's Place said...

Unpicking is not fun at all, the quilt is looking lovely though.

Tracy said...

I admire you for re-doing it, I would probably be too lazy.
Ok, LOVE that tree. How'd you make it?

Cheryl Arkison said...

Grrr, that is frustrating.

Petit Debutant said...

Oh no! I feel your pain!

WestSacHoney said...

Oh my gosssh your unpicking the whole thing?!?!! Wow that's the most frustrating thing for me to unpick the seams yikes!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow- you're one determined woman! I may (just maybe) would have a huge project such as that unpicking and our wood stove meet. You can always make another top right? ;)
I'm looking forward to the tutorial because the quilt is fantastic!
Enjoy the food and Target!
Happy Thanksgiving!

SewAmy said...

I love the tree block.

Karen said...

if that happened to me the quilt would probably not see the light of day again or for a very, very long time. it is very admirable of you to unpick the whole thing.

Mikol said...

Oh, you poor thing...was it really that bad? Not a job I'd want to be doing. However, I am looking forward to seeing it all done.
That Christmas Tree is really cute!

vildkatten said...

That tree is wonderful! I can't see much on the pic you showed so I may have seen wrong, and then of course everyones taste is different, but I think that maybe the problem is that you quilted inside the circles? Since the top is quite busy in it's appearance maybe you should try something simple, maybe an X through every circle-block, or do something completely funky to match the already crazy busyness.

That was my thoughts, I hope I didn't offend you. I'm not a quilter, YET!, so I bet I'll be damning my ideas and abilities when I finally get off my arse and start doing it myself. I'm looking forward to see your quilt finished. :-)

Michelle said...

Do you know where I can find a tutorial for the tree block. That is adorable!

Teresa C said...

I definitely feel for you, I would do the same. I'm notorious for it. My machine quilting skills are at the beginner stage, so the wall hanging I am quilting right now will keep the mistakes. I'm saving it to show my progress when i take it out to hang next Thanksgiving.

littlecumulus said...

Ew. To the unpicking, that is. Enter the mantra of my BFF's mother, who is an expert quilter - one day when I was complaining about having to rip out stitches, she interrupted me and said, "No no no! No ripping! You're... setting the stitches free." So remember that. :)

Christina said...

You poor thing! Sounds like you need someone to quilt it for you this next time. How quickly do you need it back? If you send me the stuff, i'll quilt it for you. Might look really cool with some contrasting "retro lines" on all of those circles...

kwiltmakr said...

I feel for you. I have seen that quilt in different places a tutorial would be nice.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Nooooo! You're much too talented a quilter to waste your time taking out the quilting. Use your time on making something else. I would leave it the way it is and make it into a dog bed cover. Life is too short!

P.S. Ripping with a rotary cutter does go really fast with a little practice. Take it from one who's had a lot of experience. :o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Unpicking is not a favorite, but sometimes necessary, huh? Enjoy your Thanksgiving and trip to Target. I'd be watching for the tutorial.

Leslie said...

i hate it when i have to undo something.

Theresa said...

I have one to un-do too. Just waiting for a quiet few days and to put some other WIPs to bed!. I love Darcy's blocks. Is it all Christmas trees? What a lovely idea - very clever!

linda said...

I've picked out lots and lots of stitches that I wasn't happy with. It's a pain, but in the end it's worth it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Rinachiyya said...

Oh boy that unpicking is a real big job. Good luck.
Wish I could do that to mine but am too far gone already.
I pieced by hand 1048 pieces of a pyramide charm quilt .
Everyone told me I needed to quilt it by hand and I hate hand quilting. Wish now I had not started it. Will never do it again tha tis for sure it is too hot here in Florida.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy quilting,

Yoka

Rene' said...

That stinks about the unpicking. You have to be happy with the bee block though. It is adorable. Have a great Thanksgiving.

beth said...

ripping out?? aahgg! That's too bad! I do like your tree though!

Rannyjean said...

I hate frogging...you know, ripit, ripit!

mjb said...

I just recently got brave enough to decide that I had a chance of quilting any better the second time to make it worth my while to unpick. Good luck with try #2!

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