It probably wasn’t a good day for quilting – I was stressed and distracted and made some mistakes that just had to come out. I’ve made a ton of these little Strippies over the years and until today I would have told you I could quilt them in my sleep!
Because I don’t trim the selvages off until after it’s quilted, I always use a single width of fabric for backing and there’s usually not much difference in the width with the front. Today, I forgot to baste down the side and had quilted several strips before realizing the backing had slipped over and had some big pleats.
I use these thread snips to pick out quilting stitches and I can’t remember the name/brand of mine but you can find a similar pair at this link. Can you see that little curved edge that slips right under the stitch?!
It took me a couple hours to pick out the stitches and my bad luck continued because I didn’t get everything lined back exactly right but I made it work. And since 3 times the charm … I also managed to put a slice in my thumb with the longarm needle as I was basting the bottom and had my thumb too close to the needle … luckily it was just a small cut and didn’t actually go through the thumb … I have done that before and it hurts a lot more!
Anyway, Leo’s Strippie is quilted but did not get bound today as I planned. Maybe that will get done tomorrow.