Barb brought me this beautiful applique top to quilt. She says she finished the blocks years ago and only just finished the border, which she designed herself. The blocks are a Piece of Cake design. I was inspired to do a lot of quilting but did not finish the quilt without some mishaps.
I started the piano key border (the straight lines along the edge of the quilt) at the top and then I quilted all the way down the quilt and did the piano key border at the bottom. I like to do the piano key border along the side going up the quilt, it is just easier for me to use the ruler that way. When I finally made it back up to the top of the quilt I found that I had started the top with half-inch piano keys but forgot that by the time I reached the bottom, so had done three-quarter inch piano keys at the bottom and up the sides. DUH! I had to take out the stitches on top and redo the border there.
Once I finished the quilt, I pinned it to my design wall to admire it and found another dumb mistake! It has to do with the crosshatching, can you find it? Once you see it, your eye is drawn to it like a magnet and you wonder what kind of idiot quilter made that mistake! I'll post the corrected quilt tomorrow.
So I got to work on my stitch ripping skills and I have to say that the perfectly even stitches that my Innova makes made the job easier than usual! Maybe they should put that in their ads?