Have you ever been happily quilting on a beautiful project and then suddenly have your fun time ruined by noticing a mistake on your quilt? This just recently happened to me as I quilted the outer border of my walking foot wholecloth quilt. The lines came together just right to create a perfect storm of pleaty, puckery fabric.
No, this isn't a huge issue. It's pretty minor to other quilting disasters I've experienced, but this quilt is going in a book and that creates it's own set of pressure and expectation. In short - I want it to be PERFECT! Why isn't it PERFECT?!
I don't know about you, but when I see an issue like this is like all my confidence drains away and I want to chuck the quilt in the trash and pretend it never happened.
But I didn't. I pulled on my big girl panties and got over it. Here's a video on what I did:
It sounds crazy to say that I suddenly can't see the issues now that the quilt is complete, but I really can't. I showed the quilt to Dad too and he struggled to find the two puckery corners as well.
Ultimately I think the solution to any problem, any tricky area, any quilt that's turned from beauty to beast is to keep working at it. Don't stop, don't give up, don't get pissed off and moody and internalize it. Just keep quilting and by the time it's done, you'll wonder what you were making such a big deal about in the first place.
Now I'm off to prep up a second walking foot wholecloth because I'm very curious as to what caused this puckery issue. The only way to know is to try it again and see what happens!
Let's go quilt,