My wall hanging (Hookers Hat Patch from Carol Hopkins book Civil War Legacies) has been sitting neglected for months.  I originally quilted it with Stitch in the Ditch around the blocks and simple straight lines on the border.  But I was really disappointed that the borders went wavy.  I am not sure if I blame the mitered borders or the quilting.  I am thinking blocking will potentially fix it...but I have never blocked a quilt before, so not confident of my skills.
With this minor dilemma I was tempted to just wack on the binding and claim it as a finish!
Of course after it sat neglected for months I changed my mind!  That is a quilters prerogative isn't it?  
 So I am not sure if you call this echo quilting, because it reflects the zig zag of the sashing or just chevron?  I had to make a choice at the end of the row, how to finish the pattern,  which I just made up as I went (and involved a little unpicking) but I am pleased with the end result.
Mind you the borders still ripple!
Now just need to bind it and then I can investigate blocking, to see if it solves the rippled edges.  It would be nice to call this project finished this month!
Happy quilting Sue.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Sue ,wpw this is gorgeous,well done and thankyou for sharing xx

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  2. This is such a great little quilt! I think you did a good job on the quilting in the red zigzags.
    Very frustrating when borders ripple and you can't tell why. I have blocked a few little quilts like that, and it has helped.

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  3. It's looking great, hope you can fix the ripples.

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  4. Your quilting really adds to the design and accentuates that wonderful zigzag setting. I like your new header.

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  5. I love these blocks and colours, good luck with your borders :)

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  6. It looks lovely.....I'm sure the ripples will sort out
    Hugz

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  7. I love your quilt! What a beauty! I totally understand about how wavy borders nag at you. I had one myself that resulted in my taking off the borders, trimming off a bit, and then re-attaching. Lots of work and a major headache, but I was glad I did it after all was said and done. Good luck!

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