Monday, March 12, 2012

not all mistakes are bad...

Last night I fell asleep at 8pm.... so of course I woke up 8hrs later at 4AM!!
I figured I would go upstairs and sew.
this is what I made

based on this EQ file, then I realized I had cut out the squares in black for the snowball blocks

so more like this one

but then I cut the squares too small and sewed diagonally across in the corners so they are too small, BUT I actually like this look!

recently I saw a blog about ironing small squares onto interfacing and then fold and sew down the folds, well I did that here

once I sewed it together I noticed my other mistake, DUH! I used paper backing interfacing so it's WAY bulky.... it looks cute but I'll have to toss it ;-( lesson learned and not a big loss

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, ready to quilt
#3 blue flower table runner- done and binding attached to the front
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed. recv'd 3 blocks back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- LEADERS and ENDERS, 2nd set done, started on #3
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, using yardage for backing
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - all clues done, piecing it
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - top done
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- ready to be quilted, no backing yet
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- snow storm at sea quilt top done
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top


Carol said...

I think the quilt looks nice:) Who will ever know that's not the original plan???

Lesley said...

Your quilt is beautiful. And you're certainly alert at 4 in the morning! Every quilt day is another day for learning! Well done!

Connie said...

I'm chuckling :) Sounds like 4 am doesn't work for you but your quilt looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Carole said...

You might enjoy this post about mistakes.