Sometimes we all need a second chance. Don't you think?
This is one of my favorite quilts, the blue bargello I made back in 2009. It's quilted with all over meandering free motion pattern on warm and natural batting. Measuring 60" by 72", that's a bit of work.
The thing is, I was never happy with the quilting of this one. The quilting was all wrong. A lot of work, and my best effort, but still - all wrong. I tried washing it. Didn't help...
So, three years later I decided it was time to give the quilt a second chance. Armed with the hera marker I am making straight lines this time. Quilting on top of the meandering.
So far I'm done with all the diagonal lines in one direction. Liking what I see, I have decided to continue adding all the crossing diagonal lines. The meandering works as an excellent basting ; )
When I am done with all the straight line quilting, I am planning to pull out the seam ripper and remove the meander quilting from 3 years ago. In fact, I couldn't wait, so I started undoing the original quilting in this corner. It's a change for the better! Now I am finally looking forward to enjoy using this "old" favorite. There's always hope...
This is my
first second time undoing the quilting on a whole quilt. (Last time it was a baby sized quilt with wool batting. The straight line grid looked so much better in hand-quilting then on machine.)
Have you ever redone the quilting of a whole quilt? Or am I the only one?