I started this quilt last winter and ended up being put aside for some reason. The blocks were done, they just needed to be laid out. Do you see a trend here? I am really trying to finish up some of my WIPs.
Jelly Roll Dreams by Pam and Nicky Lintott is one of the best quilting books I ever purchased! This is the 3rd quilt I have made from this book.
I brought the blocks with me to the February quilt retreat. I finally found time and initiative to return to the quilt the last day. A few of the ladies left early and there was table space to lay the quilt out. There are 9 large blocks and smaller blocks that make the border.
Originally the pattern has 11 blocks on the corner of the borders, one in the corner and 5 blocks in each direction from each corner. The other 2 corners have appliqué flowers and leaves. I am not real confident in my appliqué abilities. Instead I used the left over fabric to make more blocks. The entire border will be smaller blocks.
As I laid out the I realized that I had a few mistakes. I sewed the blocks together without making sure they were a consistent layout. Six of the large 9 blocks were correct. I had sewn them together in the wrong order. Crap!
The retreat was coming to an end, and my husband was being the good guy that he is. A fellow quilter’s car didn’t start – it was a really cold weekend and we pretty much had hunkered down for the retreat. I figured that I should pack it up and have my hubby help me load my car. I had time to rip the blocks apart, but no time to sew them back together. A post-it note with “Fix” seemed to be the solution.
Three months later…
It shouldn’t take long to sew the large blocks back together. The border may take a little bit more effort and time, but shouldn’t be too complicated. At least that is what I keep telling myself.
I must have something ready to long arm sew June 1st. I would like to have a couple of options. Julie is bringing a queen/king size quilt, so I may have time to have to long-arm more than one quilt. I need to sew some backings together in addition to finishing the quilt tops.
Maybe this is a sign that I need to complete a project instead of packing it away when I get distracted by a new project! Yet, I have all of this pretty fabric to cut into…
I am linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday! Thanks for hosting Lee!