Saturday, March 28, 2009

Good Clean Fun

This morning when Big E came and crawled in bed with me, we discussed our plans for the day. She decided she would sing some on the Wii and I said I was going to sew for a while. She said "That's good for your sanitation, isn't it Mom?" She's right, in some small way it keeps me clean, but even more so it keeps me sane.

Again, I changed my mind on this quilt. The last time we spoke I had said I was going to add some sashing between the blocks to take away from the busyness. While I was working along, I thought I kind of liked the busyness and the way a neutral 'whirlygiggle' is formed at the corners of the blocks. So I went with this instead and will add a nice wide border around the edge to balance it all out.

This was a lot more work than I thought it would be, but I learned things, so that made it worth it. I still didn't use a whole lot of pins, but I did iron the heck out of each and every seam. That really makes so much difference in the final product. Now to decide whether I should quilt it in the ditch or go with old faithful, free motion. Any thoughts?



Donna said...

I honestly can't believe how fast you got that done . .it looks like a ton of work!

I think I vote for free motion quilting - I'm a sucker for how it washes . . don't have much experience with the other kind though.

I too love the neutral whirlygig . . I didn't see it at first, which made it fun - something to find upon a second look.

Just finished baking my 2 dozen plus chocolate cupcakes for Cupcake Camp tomorrow . . and it's only 12:10. To bed I go!

tammywith2 said...

I'm not familiar enough with quilting yet to give any opinion, but I can say that it looks great so far!

Melissa said...

Haha! to what Emily said...

summersadie said...

I love everything about this quilt...the patterns, colors, busyness...the whole thing!

Sara said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS! Love all of the colour! I think that I would opt for stitch in the ditch. Wouldn't want anything to compete with the great busyness of all of the colour and pattern.


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