Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bonnie Hunters Easy Street


I finally got the binding on this huge quilt Bonnie Hunter calls Easy Street.  
It measures 99 X 99.
I must say my street wasn't all that easy in fact it had several pot holes.


 This one almost blew the tires off my car.  I have no idea what happened.  I was merrily quilting along - almost to the bottom of the quilt when all of sudden this terrible noise erupts from my machine and part of a needle goes flying by my head.  At first I thought I must have hit a pin but there were no pins in this area.  Still can't figure out what happened.


I had to remove the quilt from the machine to repair it.  Thank heaven for zippered leaders. A hole was torn all the way through to the back.  I replaced the two torn pieces on the front and ironed a small piece of fusible interfacing to cover the hole in the back then I stitched over it to hold in place.  I was so happy the backing fabric hid the stitching and now I have a hard time finding the repair.


Once repaired and back on the machine I finished the quilting and everything ended up fine.  I did have to retime my machine which I had never done before but it wasn't as scary as I had imagined.  No more giant quilts for me for a while.


Hope your are finding some time to stitch.
Nancy

PS:  Some people are writing they are having their comments disappear before they are able to get them posted.  I have no idea what the problem is but if I keep having all these problems with blogger I am going to have to make a change.  Anyone else having this problem?

12 comments:

  1. I haven't had the "disappearing comment" problem again, since it happened to me here. Very strange!
    I LOVE your Easy Street--the border is wonderful! That is interesting how your needle went flying and the quilt was torn. Wonder what happened? I'm glad you didn't let it stop you. What a glorious finish!!

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  2. Wonderful finish! Such a pretty quilt. I had to laugh at the almost 'blowing the tires off your car', but wow! I would have been going crazy to have that happen esp. so close to a finish! Glad your machine is fixed and working again and you didn't get hurt.

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  3. Hmmm, wonder if you just hit a thick seam and it bend the needle just enough to hit your throat plate? I've had that happen and it tore the fabric. Love your finish, it's fabulous. I find blogger unstable at best, intermittent issues when trying to upload pics, posts, etc. I just roll with it, 'cus me thinks we get what we pay for, and it's free! ;-)

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  4. Your Easy Street turned out so pretty! So sorry you had such a problem but I know with your expertise that no one else will ever spot it. Glad you were towards the bottom and could take it off the machine for repair.

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  5. Quite beautiful! Congrats on your finish. Someday could you tell us about timing? I don't know if I would recognize it and how to solve it. I've found if I start typing a comment before the page has completely loaded, I lose my comment. Wonder if that is what the others are referring to. I've learned to just wait til it's done uploading.

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  6. es precioso!!!! el remate final es genial,
    me gusta
    saludos

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  7. Love your easy street! Now that little mishap with your machine must have scared the bejeebers out of you. Nice save and a beautiful treasure.

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  8. Oh my what a struggle you had with the quilt, but you repaired it wonderful. I love how the quilt is now, you choose so beautiful fabrics !!

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  9. Too bad about the little repair but looks like you did a great job fixing it. The quilt is really pretty. In the thumnail picture it almost looks like a woven coverlet!
    I loke the colors.
    Congrats on the finish!

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  10. Thanks for posting this. I haven't found a border fabric for my Easy Street and would have thought the piano key border would be too busy till I saw yours. It looks great!

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  11. Really nice looking Easy Street. I have heard that it wasn't that easy, too. ;-). I haven't delved in yet, but still want to. Take care.
    Jaye
    http://artquiltmaker.com/blog

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