Saturday, November 19, 2016

Better Late Than Never

My post bazaar sewing seems to be taking me into the land of finishing up a few UFOs. Remember this Halloween table topper? It's been stalled at the 'how do I quilt it?' stage. Well, it's been sitting on the back of a chair in the kitchen for a few weeks now and I decided there was no way it was going back downstairs without being quilted, so I dove right in after I finished quilting the silver and gold Christmas star runner that you saw last time.

I started with a cobweb design but after the first round or so I wasn't convinced.

Then I found some wonky inspiration in one of the prints so I ripped the first quilting out and went on to option two.

It's easier to see the stitching from the back; I filled in a few more rows towards the centre of the web after this pic was taken.

It's okay, but I can't say that I'm thrilled with it - maybe I'll like it more when it's bound. Sometimes I like it and sometimes it looks like a really bad job of quilting. Good wonky can be tough to do :). I think I would have liked it just as much quilted with a grid pattern or even following a 1/4" on either side of the seams, but it's going to stay as it is. I think the scale of the strips is what is setting me off - if they were a little narrower I think it would be more to my liking.

It's now got a green binding on it and is ready for the final hand stitching. There's college football on tonight and our first big winter storm brewing so I suspect that the Official Cookie Tester and I will be snuggled in front of the tube. This one is too late to use this year so I'm just going to say that I'm really ahead of the game for next Halloween....M


Scrap and quilts said...

Personally, I think your wonky web looks fantastic. The first cobweb would have been very hard to make even all the way around. Maybe it needs a spider in there. But the job is done and done is good! Congrats on getting this to the finish line. ;^)

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

The wonky web really goes with it. Finishes are always so rewarding!

Kyle said...

Super cute. Look how many days you're ahead! Each new project brings new challenges and learning new things and trying new ideas. Sometimes things just work out better on one project than another. I like your wonky spiderweb.