It’s time to take a break from custom quilts. I had to be naive to think I would have tons of free time with a newborn. Today was the first time in weeks I had a chance to blow dry my hair versus the messy bun I have been rocking for two months.
When I start to sew and Pdog enjoys time on his activity mat, this happens.
This week I completed a monkey quilt for my coworker. She wanted a quilt to be something like this. There were still scraps left over from my two previous scrap quilts. Here is what the quilt top looked like.
That’s until I put it in the washer. I always wash my quilts before they go to the recipient to make sure there are no issues. This is my first quilt with issues, let’s just say more than issues. I think disaster is more fitting for this quilt.
I really thought just stitching the brown flannel monkeys down would hold it. The fraying is ridiculous and not sure how I can really correct it. No fusible interface or zig zag stitch. Just a regular stitch. This is a rookie mistake.
My thoughts on the quilt…
I wasn’t going to write about this disaster, but let’s be honest we all have one or two quilts that are a bust. Are you willing to share yours? I’d love to know I’m not alone in my sewing disaster.