If you don’t like where a project is going, it’s okay to grab the seam ripper and start over. It’s a lesson I had to remind myself of yesterday. Sunday afternoon I started quilting on the Kona HST quilt in my WIP pile.
I had been contemplating the quilting design and decided to just move forward with it. Starting with an offset triangle and following that design around. All was well until I had to change the bobbin. Something wasn’t right after I changed it. New thread? The tension is off? Fingers crossed it isn’t something more, like the timing.
Working on the quilted triangles I started to question my original idea. After taking a few hours away from the machine, I couldn’t shake that feeling that it wasn’t right.
Yesterday some frantic texts were shared with Rachael to get a second opinion. She agreed with my assessment. It’s okay, but not exactly right. Notice those evenly spaced horizontal lines? That’s where I want this design to go.
Last night I grabbed my trusty seam ripper and started busting up the stitches. The first row was painful. As I went on taking out the quilting became satisfying. Taking out what I didn’t feel was the right design is time consuming. Ultimately, I will be happier with the finished product. For now, this sits in my sewing space waiting for me to get home from work.