I started ripping out (a very merry unstitching to you and you) the ENTIRE free motion quilting last week. I am still ripping out.
Pride cometh before the seam ripper.
|this is the thread for just half of the quilt....|
|had an epiphany four days into this brutal process:|
instead of using my forefinger and bruising my thumb
to pull on the ripped out threads ---
drumroll please... use tweezers!
So you may be thinking, "Heck, the stitching looks good to me." As it did to me as I happily, gleefully free motion quilted for four hours. I even marvelled at how pretty the Orange Crush King Tut thread looked on the quilt top. But then I reached UNDER and LOOKED at the back... duh duh duh
The tension was way off. The bottom thread was so tight it pulled the top thread out the back and as soon as I touched it I wanted to cry. I felt the tell tale bristly and scratchy threads due to the thread tightness.
I am setting this aside for the Memorial Day weekend. I have already missed the birthday for which this was intended. I need to give my wrists a break. I need to remember some dear people.