Edit: The quilt is my own. If this were someone else’s quilt, I would have ripped it out and removed it but not for my own quilt!
Last night (very late last night or . . I should say, very early this morning) I was quilting. One last quilt to be quilted and I’ll explain that in a later post, but I heard a “clunk”. I thought the machine had gotten caught on a piece of thread so I finished the feathers, went back to see what I needed to fix and . . dang it .. a pin had made its way between the quilt top and the batting/backing. Not only was it in there but was several layers of quilting back so I’d have to rip out too much to get too it.
These pins aren’t rusty . . don’t know why they look like that in the picture. It’s one of these flower head pins. I can’t leave a pin in a quilt! I’m not ripping out those feathers. So, I took tweezers and held the flower head part of the pin and pulled and wiggled and tugged with the tweezers til the head let go of the “poke stick” part. I pulled the metal part out and the flower head will be in this quilt forever!
That’s ok. I won’t tell anyone if you won’t. To tell you the truth, this wasn’t the first time it’s happened and I’ll bet it won’t be the last!