Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Quilt WIP

I spent some time at my sewing machine Saturday and finished the Flying Geese quilt top for my mom. I forget how short I was of the green holly fabric. I knew I had cut another green to be used but I thought just a few blocks would need it. Turns out I was 12 triangles short.

Yeah, I don't think this is going to work.

The second green isn't as bright as it is seems but I still had to take the quilt apart to fix it.

Good thing for me, I had Wimbledon to watch for the 90 minutes it took me to rip everything apart. First I separated all the rows. Then I separated all the blocks in the last row.

I took the holly green off 6 blocks, and the second green off the other 6 blocks. Then I sewed the triangles back on so the greens of each block matched. Then I separated the other 2 green rows so I could put the second green blocks all over the quilt. Finally, I sewed all the rows back together.

Much better. Not perfect but good enough.

I've since cut the border pieces and sewed them on last night. I have backing fabrics picked out which I hope to iron today and piece together. I plan to baste either tomorrow or Friday and start quilting it this weekend.

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.


  1. yup, the second one is much better. how big is this quilt going to be when it's finished? can you believe that i haven't sewn a single stitch since the kids have been home from school? actually, more like since i finished the teacher quilts.

  2. You are dedicated to do all that ripping out. But it does look like the finished top is planned rather than, oops, I ran out of the other green! Good job.


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