Thursday, 19 July 2012

A Visual Homage to the Seam Ripper!

So part way through my quilt I changed my mind about how to quilt the red border. Twice! I know I know but I really wasn't happy with the way it was looking. So as I advanced my quilt on the frame I left that part for later. While I was out shopping in Uxbridge I saw a sample quilt on the wall and now I know what I want to quilt in the borders. I am going to finish all the squares and feathers and the outside border, then I will come back and do the inner red border. I'm sure this is not how it is supposed to be done and I may make a mistake but I need to fix that border. So on a whim I looked at Google images for how many different seam rippers were out there! Wow! There are a lot and some beautiful ones too.

Look at this one from Idaho Beauty's Creative Journey: Additions. It is beautiful.
 Or this one from, Amy's husband at During Quiet Time. I'd love to have one of these.
 This gentleman at Turned Out Great, uses wood and turns it on a lathe then insets a seam ripper.
Well I will be using my seam ripper tomorrow but it doesn't look as nice as any of these. Oh well, enough procrastinating off I go to bed,  I have a lot of work to complete tomorrow.


  1. Yes, these wood handles do look lovely!
    And it takes courage to change one's mind halfway through! Good luck with the result!

    1. Mamafairy,
      I think I'll look for a seam ripper like the first one. My thumb is going numb using a standard ripper. If I find one I will post about where I got it.