Sunday, August 9, 2015

Don't You Hate When Your Peach Is Out Of Place?

 I really liked this quilt until I saw this photo.  In person, the purple looks nice.  At least I think it does.  There's some of this color purple in the print.  This photo makes it look out of place, but it's done now, and I'm not going to take it apart and use something else as a border.  Why not?  Because this top has been waiting for 20 years to be complete and I just can't bring myself to take it apart.

Besides, I already pieced a back together using the same fabrics. And used leftover strips to make a scrappy binding. I like the back.  I like the binding.  Even in these photos.  Maybe it's the peach that's out of place, and not the purple.  I am not willing to redo the entire top to replace the peach, especially if I don't have it in me to replace a border.  Oh well, it's done and that's all there is to it.  I'm going to machine quilt this one with my walking foot.  I'm thinking 2 spirals, upper left corner and lower right corner, that meet and overlap in the center.

 Remember this guy from last week?  I got the top all sewn together, then couldn't find a single place in my house to get a picture of it without having to move furniture around.  The best I could do was a spot in my bedroom.  These photos will have to do until it's completely finished and I feel like moving the dining table off to the side of the room.  This is the best I could do for a "full" photo.

So I tried to do a top half/bottom half kind of thing.  Still not really good.  I was standing on the bed and if I held my camera any higher to try to get more of the quilt in the frame, the ceiling fan blades got in the way hahahaha.

I am hoping to do some free motion quilting on this one.  The kit came with quilting suggestions, so I'll give them a try.  I bought a new darning foot for my machine yesterday and tried it out.  Much better than the one I had.  No more skipped stitches, tangled bobbin thread, or other such tension issues.  I've been practicing on some scraps I had laying around.

Block 2 of my Civil War Sampler quilt is done.  I have been so tempted to keep making blocks for this, but I am trying hard to keep it to one per week.  I have so many other tops that need to be finished, the last thing I need is to get sidetracked with yet another large project.


  1. They are all beautiful. Good luck with the free motion quilting.

  2. Damn girl!!!!! Your kicking butt!!!!! Lol
    They are all beautiful:)