Wednesday, November 12, 2008

When good quilts go bad

My Hopscotch quilt was having issues. So Monday, it went into solitary confinement. It was being rebellious, difficult to manage. My idea was that "when a good quilt goes bad", you have to take drastic steps to rehabilitate it. It sat all day Monday and Tuesday. This morning, I went in to see the quilt with full intentions of keeping it in solitary if it wasn't ready to turn a new leaf and behave. We sat and had a long talk, me and Hopscotch....and what do you know??? Hopscotch cooperated and look what we were able to accomplish together....just the two of us and a machine.


I cut out the borders and have the first two ready to sew on. Maybe I'll get them done this afternoon. It's been a great quilt...well all except for Monday and Tuesday. But, I'm not dwelling on the past. I'm looking to the future with a renewed sense of hope.

Happy Quilting!!!!

10 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I love this quilt, Paula!

Needle and Thread said...

Hi Paula!

As a quilter I enjoyed reading your last post. Sometimes some of our quilts will just give us a little bit of trouble.

I am sure you will end up with a beautiful finished quilt.
Millie

Catherine said...

This post had me laughing out loud. I'll have to remember that idea of putting a quilt into isolation when it's acting up! LOL It certainly looks super now!

Libby said...

Sometimes a quilt just has to learn it's place in the world. Glad to know that Hopscotch was a f-a-s-t learner *s*

Eileen said...

Hmm.. I don't see any signs of unruliness anymore. Only lovliness. Maybe she just needed a time-out.

Jeanne said...

Glad your little talk was productive.
I love your quilt!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

You have to know, you must know, surely you're aware I totally dig this!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I was just talking about this with another quilter - there is a time in the making of every quilt that I just don't like it anymore! The little voice in the back of my head whispers "it will never work" and I am tempted to hide the whole thing in the closet or do a drive-by at Goodwill...maybe I will try putting it in the time-out corner now!

Karen said...

What did Hopscotch do that was so bad. Your finished projects looks very good to me.

Threeundertwo said...

Could you come discipline some of my quilts? I like your attitude!

Looks great!