Can a quilt be cursed? And if it can, is it bad luck to give a cursed quilt to someone as a gift? Such is my dilemma.
I had a free weekend and was desperate to get to my sewing machine. Although I have a decent stash I couldn’t come up with enough compatible fabric to make the quilt I had in mind so I grabbed some charm squares and made a disappearing 9-patch.
The mostly low-volume fabrics seemed good for a baby quilt, yet to my eye, the edge-to-edge setting was a little overwhelming. My solution was to reduce the number of blocks from 12 to 6, and add borders.
What’s wrong with this quilt (above)? Could it be that two-and-a-half-blocks are facing the wrong direction?
Although I don’t particularly care for this quilt, and therefore didn’t want to invest a lot of time on it, I couldn’t in good conscience gift a quilt with such a glaring error. My stitch ripper became my best friend and I took apart most of the quilt and stitched it back together.
As I was sewing the second-last line of quilting in the borders I noticed a little cut, just one thread wide and five threads long, in the turquoise border. I stitched over it crosswise to secure it, and am trying to decide whether to appliqué something to hide the damage.
And then attach the binding. If I have even one more unforeseen problem this may be a dog quilt instead of a baby quilt. That I could gift with tons of errors. Now why didn’t I think of that before?