Ugh. I don't usually mind using my seam ripper, but when it comes to unpicking quilting, that just isn't true.
Julie, and figured that between last night and tonight, I should be able to get the quilting done. Well, I rolled it for the second time to find this huge, nasty tuck in the flannel backing about a foot from the side. YUCK! I think I know what made it happen, and how to avoid it in the future, but this equals maybe 1 1/2 square feet of quilting to unpick.
Luckily I have my favorite "seam ripper" to help me--the Famore 4.5" EZ Stitch Snip with Hook. I wouldn't use this as a regular seam ripper, but it's perfect for removing little quilting stitches. The hook is small enough to fit into small stitches, but it doesn't have a blade on that part, so it's safe and won't cut the quilt. The spring action is great. I just love these snips. I also just wish I didn't have to use them so much....
I think I've got about half of the offending area taken out now. It is slowing down the process, but I'm glad I caught it when I did. I can't send this darling quilt back to Julie with an ugly tuck like that.
Here's a little of the quilting on the front. More pics to come!
On another note, I bought my first full 30-yard roll of batting this week. Here's my daughter rolling around on it in the kitchen. In the past I've purchased my batting 5, 10, or 15 yards at a time. This is also 120" wide, so there is a lot of it!
Linking up to Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.