Monday, March 29, 2021

Gail's Simple Patchwork Quilt

I'm grateful that one of the local quilt shops has been recommending me to their customers recently who are looking for someone to help them finish their project.  Gail is one of those new customers.  This quilt is for her granddaughter and her granddaughter helped with the piecing.

When I went to load it on my frame, I ran into an issue, as you can see here.  I took it off the frame, measured it in multiple places, and found that the measurements varied a great deal.  I took pictures and called my customer who chose to have me fix it.
When I removed the borders, this is what I had to work with. 
The right side was more out of alignment than the left side, as you can see here.
I cut the borders to the proper sizes and reattached them, using some creative pinning to "straighten out" the sides as much as possible.  The result still had a little waviness but nothing that I couldn't handle on the frame through careful pinning and some spray starch.
This view was much better than the original.
Once the issues were worked out, it quilted up beautifully and the stitching added so much interest to the simple piecing.  Once it was done, you couldn't tell there were problems at all.
The panto design she chose was Calder.  Her granddaughter wasn't a flowers type of girl so this design definitely worked.  Glide Cool Gray 3 (my most requested color) was used for the top and Glide Mermaid was used in the bobbin.
The backing fabric was the same pretty Aqua and Green print used she used for the borders.
Gail was thrilled with the way it turned out and I'm sure her granddaughter was too.
I'm so glad that it only took a little of my time to correct the issues and be able to give my customer a beautiful finished quilt. 

3 of you added your own colorful comments:

Kathy S. said...

You fixed it beautifully. It will be a treasure for many years to come. I LOVE that color of thread as well. I just started quilting with different colors and my friends are happy as well. Woohoo on the quilt shop recommending you to help people finish their projects!

Needled Mom said...

Borders can be really tricky if not applied properly. Good job on the fix.

Snowcatcher said...

Wow, how wonderful that you were not only able but willing to put such excellent finishing touches on this quilt so it can be cherished forever!