Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Nightmare almost finished.

These little blocks were started way back when as Friendship blocks and were not completed. These were to be my next project to get finished but I came across a few hurdles with the borders. I stopped counting how many times I reversed sewed (unpicked) so I gave up and put the blocks back in the too hard box. Was I not reading the pattern right, was I measuring wrong? I could not get the first 2 borders to fit even though all the blocks put together were the right size. Yesterday I decided to have another go. I unpicked the first border once again, cut new borders 1" bigger and restitched. The checkered border was my problem in the first place as it was too big and could not be cut down it had to fit just right. My problem was the pattern book was WRONG. Finally after much measuring and fudging I have finished the first 2 borders but sadly because I had to recut the first border I have not enough of that fabric for the outside border but I am happy now with how it looks. A trip to the quilt shop soon I think.

A few photos to share. This is Kaitlyn working on her school project. The project was Rainforests so she was painting a background to do a colarge I did't get to take a photo of the finished piece but it was pretty good.

Came out onto my verhanda on Monday and here was Zoe sucking at the water hose. You would have thought she was really thirsty. I think she just loves playing in the water especially on these lovely warm days we are having.

4 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Cute quilt - amazing border - well done! and, of course, cute granbabies!

jackiero said...

Your work is lovely! I am so happy for you that you finally saw where the problem was (and not anything you did) Does your shoulders feel lighter? Mine would. Your girls are adorable and her artwork is awesome!

Fiona said...

How frustrating to have all that with the borders.... but it looks wonderful so well done for perservering... love the grandie pictures.. what fun...
Hguz

Mary said...

Love, love this quilt. It turned out so cute. Thank you for sharing.