had a project that you just couldn't seem to complete?
It's a quilt that you love and want to finish it but when it gets to a certain point it's just stuck and try as you might things just don't seem to be going right.
This is where I am with my Milky Way Medallion quilt that I pattern tested last year. I love this quilt and all the colors and fabrics that I used. It was a growing experience for me to put something like this together. Last year, I got the top completed and I even got the thing basted
but now when I try to quilt it things aren't working out. Things are going badly and the frustrations are mounting so the project gets put back to the side ... again.
I have had a busy couple of weeks and my first night I had to sew in about a week turned more into a marathon of seam ripping and fighting the quilt than anything that resembled relaxing quilting. This was the 2nd attempt -- the first was far worse.
I was hoping to get this one quilted to take to stash bash and be able to work on the binding during down times but unless things get more cohesive this weekend I do not think that will be happening, and that makes me more upset.
I don't want to end up hating this quilt so, now I am at a dilemma with this quilt --- should I send it to another quilter and have it quilted for me?
I know people send quilts out all the time but, I've never had another person quilt anything for me before. I don't really know what to expect from the process. She is a big girl at over 80 inches square but not the largest quilt that I've quilted myself -- so then cost might be a factor (again the unknown) but it could be worth the piece of mind. I do know some very awesome ladies that I would more than trust to do it -- either on a long arm or at a sit down like a tiara. Any feedback or thoughts are appreciated, I have a few options -- sit on the project until we can be friends again, learn to long arm and work my way up to quilting it myself, send it to another quilter or purge on with it until things work out and make good friends with the seam ripper if they don't.