Wednesday 20 November 2013
An Unplanned Pleat
Sometimes, when you finish a piece of free motion quilting and turn the work over, there is a little surprise to jump out at you from the back. For instance, this little pleat in the border of a doll quilt. This is not quite so annoying as an unplanned fold - there is no unpicking involved if the pleat isn't too drastic.
On close inspection there was also another tiny little fold further away from the edge.
All it needed was a few stitches to make it lie flat. Once the binding was on it was barely noticeable. At least, that is what I told myself. Whether my swap partner agrees is another matter. Now that this quilt has crossed the Atlantic and is with its new owner, she has my full permission to show it to her friends as an example of quilter's fudging.
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