My husband and I settled in to watch a movie and I started quilting. All was going well until I moved my hoop to a new area and I saw a tiny piece of fluffy lint on the quilt top. I picked it off the quilt top and lo and behold there is a bare spot underneath where the linty bit was.
This bare spot does not go all the way through but I do think it weakens the area. What to do...what to do??? I decided to leave it alone for the night and put my quilting away while I thought about how I should proceed.
While I was sleeping I was working out what to do. I did have a couple options - I could just leave it and hope that a hole does not appear in the quilt, I could remove the whole piece and add in a replacement or I could applique a patch over it. I finally decided to applique over it because this quilt is hand pieced and I don't know where I originally started or stopped my sewing thread when I pieced it together. If I break the sewing stitches I may end up with multiple sections of the star needing attention.
|I used the template from making the quilt to size the new patch|
|applique in process|