Have you ever taken on a quilt project and wondered why? I recently finished a quilt and want to share my struggles with it. The hand pieced top of questionable fabric was donated to my church group. Even with its mismatched seams and problem areas, I wanted to use it at least part of it. I separated about ¼ of it for a smaller quilt. I added borders and thought it was looking fair until I started pressing it for quilting. I realized that areas would not lay flat. I bought a medium loft polyester batting to help fill the areas fullness. I sandwiched a layer of then cotton batting with the poly. I started the quilting by stitching in the ditch the borders I had added. Next I free-motion quilted in medium meandering. I had a few problems that I hope will not be noticeable. There were a few small tucks in the piecing which I just quilted over. I had to be careful in meandering not to add more tucks as I quilted around the fullness. A couple of times my hopping foot got in a seam between loose stitches. Luckily I was able to get it out and move on. I kept telling myself that this quilt would be useful and okay. It is finished but could still benefit from blocking. I don’t think I will try to use the other ¾ of the top.