in ripping out stitches…
I don’t like the color! I knew that I don’t like quilting with dark thread on light fabric, but I did not have too many choices.
But I can’t understand why I had to stitch for 4 hours and use 500 yds of thread to realize this.
How many days do I need to remove the stitches? At least 4! This is the second.
Lesson learned again. I will never say again :”I will quilt this with what I have at hand”.
But it was a good practice! How nice to practice on your best quilt- that’s me!
Wishing you a great weekend,
Swedish Scrapper says
I feel for you!! It is so tempting to use what is at hand, to get on with it, save money, use what you have, etc. But sometimes, substitutions don't make magic! Been doing some thread pulling of my own this week. Luck to you and hope you have a good movie/music to tide you over while you pluck!
oh my goodness. I would have never attempted to rip those stitches
I feel your pain
You are a better woman than me, I probably would've started over! That is a lot of unsewing!
Esti extraordinar de perfectionista!!! Oh, doamne, nu pot decat sa iti doresc rabdare si sa nu tai nimic cat descosi. O sa iasa minunat pana la urma.
Karen Walker says
oh, i so know this one! i've started quilting something and knew fairly quickly i did not like it…but for some reason thought if i just kept going, i would like it better….nah! i should have stopped when i knew right away it was not good. that is a lot of quilting to pick out. if i were there, i would help you!
Maria Josefa says
Oh Geta, que tristeza!
Mas eu tinha gostado do quilt! Dá contraste com o tecido claro!
Eu não sei se iria desmanchar, pois se perde muito tempo; mas quando queremos que fique de uma certa forma, o certo é desmanchar e refazer.
Um abraço carinhoso,
Wow ! indeed you're an expert at ripping out :))…I feel sorry for you but I know how speedy you are and I also know that it will be ready quilted for the second time sooner then everybody thinks 😉
I really liked your quilting with the dark fabric but of course it´s not me who decides what looks good.
Just found your blog, love your work and respect your talend.
Nana from Germany
Rhonda P. says
Been there and done that! Still do it! Then a friend of mine sent me a little gadget to help me rip those stitches out. I have quilted whole rows across a quilt then decided to rip it out. Thought I would send you the link to what my quilting friend sent me.
Oh, my! That's a lot of un-stitching!
I have to echo, Nana, I liked the dark thread. However, I know that if I am not pleased with a creation, I never have that 'good feeling' about it. Your determination is inspirational.
Ooooooonooooooo! I feel sorry for you, but I think you're very brave too! I really don't know what I would have done! So, bravo to you!
Mary L. says
Oh my..we are so alike. I have done that more times than I care to admit. I will decide I don't think I like something, yet I keep quilting and keep quilting and then decide to rip it all out! I feel for you.