That Didn’t Go As Planned

Today was long arm day.  I was looking forward to finishing my Noteworthy quilt and starting to use it.  Well, it’s going to be a while before I have a finished product.

I won’t go into all of the boring details for you, but the punchline is that I didn’t come home with finished quilt because the bobbin tension on the 2nd bobbin was off and I didn’t realize it until I took the quilt off the frame.  DOH!  That meant ripping out the quilting.  A lot of ripping.  We’re talking like 1/2 of the quilt.  Three of us ripped for quite a while, and I got to bring it home to rip out the rest.  I don’t know when I’ll be up to finishing ripping.  No fun!

Here it is still loaded on the frame when I was blissfully unaware of the problem…

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I may not get back to this until February or March, and honestly, I’m OK with that!


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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9 Responses to That Didn’t Go As Planned

  1. 😦 How frustrating! It will be worth it when you finish it. It is lovely!

  2. Vera says:

    Sorry to hear. It’ll be fab once finished.

  3. Shannon says:

    Oh no! Bobbins are so annoying! I hate ripping longarm machine quilting stitches because they’re so tiny. Did the top thread loop on the bottom? Mine does that when the top tension is too loose. Fortunately, I can usually only remove the bobbin thread and then the top comes right out. Good luck! I feel for you!

    • msminnesota says:

      She said my bobbin thread tail got stuck in the lever when I loaded the bobbin and that’s what caused it. The middle section was easy to rip out, now I’m on the bottom section, where there are no problems, but it all has to go…and those stitches are a real EXPLETIVE to rip out! 😉

  4. mypiecedlife says:

    I agree that it sucks that you have to rip it out! However, you are going to have a beautiful quilt when you finish it for the 2nd time. Consider it a learning experience…you won’t let it happen again.

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