I bought myself a new quilting tool a couple of weeks ago and now that I've had time to actually use them a bit, I can honestly say that it was the best purchase I made in a long, long time.
These gloves make it so much easier to grab and hold on to the quilt sandwich during quilting. They are just amazing. And they are comfortable. I thought it would feel weird to wear gloves for quilting, but it's not. They are light and fit very nicely. I bought mine here. If you still haven't tried using these gloves, I highly recommend that you give them a try.
I got down on the floor Friday night to pin baste Nine-Patch Flip (will be my LYOF goal for May) and managed to do all of the stitching in the ditch around the blocks, but then got busy. Friends came over for dinner Saturday night, I had to do some gardening and today, I had a birthday party to go to. So I had to leave Nine-Patch Flip on the sewing machine at the cottage, with only 1 little block quilted.
The 1 block I got quilted... looks like this:
|Can you see the huge pucker right there?|
I obviously need to get better at basting my quilts. :-( Will I rip out the stitches? No. This quilt is going to stay at home with me. Besides, as Leah Day says: If I always rip out my mistakes, I'm only going to get good at ripping, not at free motion quilting. So I plan on quilting many more pebbles when I get to the cottage next weekend.
What do you do when you make a mistake like that? Do you rip out your stitches?
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!