Saturday, December 28, 2013

Quilt Explosion!

Hey Y'all!  It's been a while hasn't it?  Talk about feeling 'out of the loop' without internet access!

Anyhoo, I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season and are looking forward to 2014!  I know we are.

Speaking of the new year... are y'all making new year's resolutions?

I don't necessarily make resolutions but I do like to come up with some goals and plans to accomplish them.

One of those goals is to complete the various projects I have started.

See, I have lots of hobbies and I usually have one project of each hobby started at a time.  But, when living in a 5th wheel, space restrictions do not allow me to have too many projects going on at one time because then they just become clutter.  Or, I'm constantly moving a work-in-progress to work on something else.

One such project was a wall-hanging quilt that came as a kit and was given to me by my sister-in-law.  I started the quilt before I took any quilt classes and knew what I was doing.  It turned out OK but after taking the quilt classes I knew that I couldn't live with the initial results of my first attempt at quilt-making (corners not lining up, etc.) and had to make the attempt to fix it. 

Initial quilt top done, sandwiched and basted for top-stitching
So... I ripped most of it apart in an attempt to fix a few things that I didn't know to do the first time around.

I was happy with the strips of log cabin blocks so I left them intact and simply squared them up.

Then I sewed the strips together being careful to line the blocks with each other.

Next, I squared the borders and sewed them back on being careful to line the corner blocks up with each other.

Here is the completed quilt top ready to be pinned together...

I am much happier with the quilt top now!

My next goal will be to finish the top-stitching which I will work on today.

Do you have any projects that need to get finished up?

Till next time,


Terra said...

Hey girl, you did good with reworking your beautiful quilt wall hanging. I admire your keeping up your creative hobbies, even in a small space.

Michelle said...

Quilt looks great. I have 4 quilts to finish. Wish I had you get up and go.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your quilt is looking great. It's quite a learning process but that's half the fun. Won't it be good to have it finished and to admire your work.

Jeanne said...

Your quilts looking lovely. Great colors and pattern

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