Well, I have. From pictures, it doesn't seem so bad but when I brought it off the frame... YIKES! It was relegated to one of the dog's crates instead of to the front porch for sitting under.
I had been meaning to tell you this cautionary tell for a while now. Do you remember the pinwheel quiltalong I participated in last Spring/Summer? I did get it quilted before we packed up everything in TN and then took photos and decided to write this while I was without my machine.
Humph... you can see what happens when I just don't take care of it right away. How many months later is it?
Alright, so back to the point. I finally, finally, FINALLY learned to plan a quilting pattern/motif before loading the quilt onto the frame. I was even prepared with the plan on how to accomplish what I wanted correctly and carefully.
This sounds simple, right? Quilt straight, diagonal lines. Criss-crossing each other at a relatively equal distance apart. If necessary, use a ruler to keep the lines straight.
But not Beck-proof.
Fast forward. I finish it and very much dislike it. I'm disappointed I ruined the blocks I actually enjoyed making and putting together. I've already decided it was for the dog's bed so grabbed an old bias strip from my mom's thrift store find (it didn't really match) and practiced putting the binding on using the zig-zag stitch, not pinning and not worrying about sewing each side seperately. This too, did not turn out so great, to include running out of the binding I knew I'd never use anywhere else.
Oh, and one final thing. I asked about the movie quote in the last post b/c I cannot find where it came from. I searched the web and this seems to be a tough one for everyone on the web and there is no general consensus. If you learn of it, please drop me a line. It may be Rocky IV that I remember it from (I have the thick accent in my head when I remember the quote) but I'm just not sure. Thanks!