I should have known better and not tried to attempt a Baptist Fan groovy board on a 100" square quilt without practice, practice, practice first. Here is a picture of pass number one.....and I started getting sick to my stomach when I came around to the front of the quilt and really looked at what I had done. What took minutes to quilt......took FIVE hours to remove! Those five hours gave me time to reflect on what I had done and what I needed to do.
I needed to bite the bullet and do what I do best.....custom quilting in each and every block. Crosshatching in the sashings and feathers in the borders. The quilting in each block will be unique and have my personal touch stitched into each and every one.
Two rows and ten hours later, I'm so much happier with the quilting.......tired, but pleased.
What was I thinking? How could I have taken the quickest way out to quilt this quilt?
Had I stuck with the original plan, I would not have been proud to say I quilted it. This quilt would have gone away to the closet, never to be seen again. Or Zinnie would have had the biggest dog bed in history!
I'm so much happier today than I was Tuesday. I still have at least two more full days of quilting. Then 400" of binding! I want to get this quilted by Sunday, so I can park myself in front of the TV and watch football while stitching.
Moral of the story, I knew better not to take the easy way out. I now have the words, "I Will Not Take Shortcuts" tattooed on my forehead!
Gotta go quilt!