The Worst Quilt I've Ever Made

I wanted to make a quick and easy orphan block quilt. What I ended up making was my worst quilt ever!

I was going to whip it up into a fast make quilt top and quilt it quickly with the hopes of having one less quilting UFO on my plate. Fine in theory, but it all went downhill from there!

Quilting Mistakes – what went wrong?

If you are going to make a quilt improv-style you kind of just need to be in a creative mindset, not an analyzing and overthinking one!

Mistake #1:


I had sections pieced together and when I laid them out together I didn’t like how it looked, so I unpicked the seams! What was I thinking?

My second quilting mistake for this quilt was that I didn’t spend enough time basting my quilt sandwich.

Mistake #2: 

Lazy Quilt Basting

I used my microstitch tag gun to baste this – which has worked for me before –I was in too much of a hurry to get quilting.

If I ever have a quilt like this one that is 80% challenge and 20% fun I am going to have a serious think about whether or not to continue with it.

Quilting Lesson Learned:

Keep it Fun!

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