Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday

It has been a busy week here!
All these 5" squares and I have been at WORK!

I love the way the flowers, polka dots and stripes melt into ONE fun baby quilt!

When I ran out of squares....

I dug around in my 5" stash and found these elephants!!

So perfect...
and SO fun!

The back was pieced using some leftovers chunks.
My stash doesn't usually have pieces BIG ENOUGH for the whole backing.
I'm trying really hard to USE WHAT I already OWN!
A challenge...
but a FUN challenge.
;)

I also quilted this quilt top that had been folded up
and ready to GO!!!
Since I was quilting ONE...I might as well keep the momentum going!

What I thought would be quick and trouble free....
wasn't.
I found out it IS POSSIBLE to quilt...rip out....and quilt again!!
UGH.
All it took was ONE movie to do the UNSEWING!
GOOD THING It's a BABY QUILT!!!!

Here's the reason:

When I pieced the backing I patted myself on the back!
Aren't those prints perfect for each other??

Then I lined it up with the quilt top and the batting
making sure...
OR SO I THOUGHT..
they were straight.

I happily went about quilting lines
and trimming the quilt.

WHAT?????
IT's lopsided.

;/

It didn't take me long to decide it needed a DO OVER.

I found another piece of fabric to use for the backing...
quilted it again
and NOW I'm HAPPY.

I even enjoyed that movie as I RIPPED!!!
;)

A little advice.
DOUBLE and triple check if you want your backing to be straight.
And then...
IF it's NOT...
Don't be afraid to rip!!!


10 comments:

  1. Great use from the stash! I'm attempting to do the same!

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  2. Both are so pretty - love the soft florals! And the baby quilt is wonderful....what a successful week! Have a nice weekend....

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  3. Love the sweet simplicity of the 5" squares. The colors, fabrics, and design all feel perfectly vintage!

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  4. Both are sweet quilts and what cute backs for double the fun.

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  5. Those are both adorable quilts and I am also trying to use what I have, I know I bought it for a reason, so I am re-inspiring myself.

    Debbie

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  6. Your 5" square quilt is so simply and beautiful. I love the second one too, so happy and beautiful! :))

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  7. lovely baby quilts. Simply so pretty. Ripping is stressful, but worth it for the rescue.

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  8. Super cute little quilts, so sweet and pretty!

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  9. Very cute baby quilts. Sorry you had to rip the second one, but better that then to keep looking at it wishing you had.

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