Sometimes Things Just Go Really Wrong…

Have you ever had one of those days when everything you touch turns in to a disaster?  I loaded a baby quilt on Roscoe, my Gammill long arm machine, so I could quilt it for a customer.  My very first quilt given to me by a customer.  Yikes!  I’ve made quilts for family but I’ve never quilted for anyone outside the family.  Needless to say I was a nervous wreck which is probably why I sewed Roscoe to the quilt!!!!  Can you believe that?  I must have talent to be able to do that!

Check it out!  Is that talent or what!

Just in case you’re as baffled as I was…the yellow fabric was a flange that she added around her embroidered blocks.   Boy was I shocked when I was sewing along and then Roscoe just stopped.  It took me a second to figure out I had sewed him right to the quilt!  What a goober!  Thank goodness I didn’t rip a hole in the quilt! 

I did manage to finish the quilt and I had a good laugh too!

3 thoughts on “Sometimes Things Just Go Really Wrong…”

  1. Oh, I’ve done something like that too- on a customer’s quilt ( one case it was BAD ironing) another time I was going from the edge and in and the top piece of fabric went OVER the foot and got caught and a NASTY oil SPILL happened, nothing I tried could get it out, it was a gift for a friend- college student, I tried everything, and then finally finished it, tossed it in the wash AGAIN and it just faded the stain, but it’s still there, and I told her 🙁 it’s not bad, but it was bad to me ! now it just looks like a tiny smudge, luckily she LOVED it!

  2. I’m so glad your customer loved it! I think sometimes we notice all the imperfections because we did the quilting. I’ve never had an oil spill although my machine does like to puddle oil on my table.

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