I had started a set of Purple Heartstrings blocks around New Year's Day with the Heartstrings Quilt Project/Group.
Somehow I just kept putting off finishing them and but finally finished the last of the 24 blocks just before Labor Day. Then on Labor Day I sewed the blocks together and decided that I would machine quilt the quilt. This top was the first sewing I did on my Singer Featherweight named "Lucia" in honor of my lovely mother.
Bad decision !!! :( I had pulled some high loft batting from my closet and thought that I had it pinned together enough but when I tried machine quilting I ended up with a real mess. I stitched in the ditch and had completed the horizontal rows and started the vertical rows. On the first vertical column I had to fudge over the horizonal lines and on the second vertical column I ended up with at least three overlaps of fabric !!!!!
So I decided not to continue and proceeded to rip out all of the machine quilting. That took me at least two weeks of free time and a lot of frustration and mumbling!!! Never will I use high loft batting again. Finally tied the quilt and got a quilt that I am happy with.
Just finished sewing down the binding tonight... finally a finished project!!!