Pardon me for being a little arrogant today, but isn't this a beautiful design wall?
Now let's get real, do you ever wonder what a quilter is hiding inside that quilt? Did it come together as smoothly and easily as they make it look?
Well I'm here to tell you, mine
don't always never come together without troubles. But I do my best to fix the issue and move on.
Like this handsome little devil below. You'd think after about 20 yrs of making quilts this is one mistake I wouldn't make. Oh but it happens.... regularly. Then I cuss myself for shortening my stitches in order to keep the unraveling to a minimum.
The blurry picture shows you I'm not perfect at photography either.
This baby has been through the photo editing and still looks like crap.
So I finally finished all the blocks and was starting my pressing marathon when this happened. A twisted seam or two...or more. First let me say, I'm doing a little experiment with pressing the seams open instead of to the side. Just testing out the water on the last few quilts to see if it's all they claim it to be. I'm not completely sold on this idea yet...we'll see if I'm a changed woman after the quilting process.
A quilter that is more dedicated to perfection would rip out this seam and restitch. Eh...I'm not that dedicated. Who's gonna know but me and you?
I'll just give her a little snip and tuck.
Press it open...
And TA-DA! Perfect! No one is none the wiser! You would have never known had I not told you. Now I bet your wondering where I learned this handy little tip. JO MORTON! Yeppers she clips seams. Seen it with my own eyes on the PBS Fon's and Porter's Love of Quilting. Jo stated that if she has a seam that's too bulky she'll clip it to make it lay flatter. So if JO can do it we can too!
A good quilter isn't defined by perfection but by how well they can hide the mistakes.
Linking up this post @ quiltingismorefunthanhousework for OH SCRAP!
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It