Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Forward and Backward

I have a 'few' projects just about finish and decided it was time to just get on and finish them. My Coxcomb and Star quilt has been waiting to be put together. Trimming up the 36 1/2" squares had been the cause of the delay. Not one of my favourite jobs on large pieces, when neither the ruler or the cutting board are big enough. That done I attached the centre sashing and was not happy with the look of what had been supplied in the BOM for it. As there had been plenty of fabric supplied I cut new ones from a lighter fabric left over from an earlier month. Of course, this meant the first ones had to be unpicked. Need I say more! Not a favourite either. Then the borders went on. Yay!  Well, until I looked at these photos and realised the left border is facing the wrong way.

Next job, get the HST 's trimmed. These ones were 11/2"

and these ones 13/4".  I always make them bigger and trim to size.

But this was the result. One more block for Lori's quilt.

and today, with all the HST's made I also completed the ninth and last block.

I won't tell you how many squares and HST's I have left. Maybe I'll make some dolls quilts with the squares. I like the look of the centre of the last block.
Now, while on the subject of HST's I have this bundle to trim for 28 blocks.

 because I still have this quilt on the go. I have the Crossroads blocks made already so after the Birds in the Air blocks just two more rounds to go .

I just have too many bits and pieces on the go at one time.
p.s. I've unpicked the border and it's stitched on,  the right way. 


Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Dorothy,
beautiful projects, great work. I relaly like what you showed us. Thank you for sharing.
Greetings, Sylvia

Featheronawire Sally Bramald said...

I have been unsitching as well. I got into a zen mode whilst watching tv.

Vivian said...

I started watching your impressive projects (lurking behind the scenes) some time ago, but I have to tell you how much I enjoy seeing your work--all of it.
I've only made one of Lori's blocks so far, but I've been gradually making 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" HST in preparation for making more one of these days.
Beautiful work, Dorothy.

Donna M said...

I know exactly what you mean. I, too, have too make projects near completion. I am determined to finish some up beforea new start. Your quilts are beautiful!

WoolenSails said...

It is so frustrating to finish a section and be so happy that it is done, just to find out it is backwards, I have done that more than once;) I do need to get into my sewing room and finish piecing last years quilts and quilting the tops I did but need to find time and not much of that lately;)


audrey said...

I love your coxcombs quilts so much. So frustrating for you to have to unpick sashing and then the border!

Chantal said...

Wow so beautiful all of them. I love the colors you used for Lori's Big Top quilt. It make such happy blocks.

Annelein said...

Lovely quilt.

Kleine Vingers said...

Not nice to do the unpicking of stitches but the quilt looks lovely. I like the bloks you are making.

Lori said...

What a full post! Of course i love your final two blocks of Under the Big Top! So colorful and fun. Your other projects are lovely, except all the reverse sewing.

pandchintz said...

Great projects! Good to see someone else with lots on!! Enjoy your finishing up.