This past week has not been terribly productive, at least not in the sewing studio. A remodel of our home office found me painting, ripping out carpet, and ordering new laminate flooring. The last coat of painting of baseboards has me at the end of this ordeal. This a a beautiful site. I am done, the floor installers will put these on and caulk them too. I survived!
I did finish up the cars quilt. It will go off with its prepared binding and then make its way to the local Pregnancy Center along with several others finished off in earlier weeks. I still have three more cut out, but I am a bit burned out and want to do something more artsy.This quilt had me wondering where I left my brain. I had all four rows completed and when I went to sew the top rows to the bottom two they did not fit. The red strips between the car blocks at the top finished at 4 inches wide, cut at 4 1/2 inches. So I cut the bottom row strips at 5 inches instead of 4/1/2. However before I was done I ended up un-sewing rows several times. Sometimes the simplest things cause the most problems.
I have all the guild's mystery blocks done and started putting it together. I think there is an error in the lay out right in the middle where two pink florals touch each other. It just doesn't look right. I have checked the pattern over and over several times and according to the directions I have laid it out correctly. I will get the last three rows on and see if in the end it makes since. Maybe its me, given my sewing week so far I will not be surprised if it is. Will I take it apart if in deed it is me. NO! It is a charity quilt, and hopefully the person getting it will be less of a critic than me.The wild turkeys have come to town. You can see boss man Tom Turkey with all his ladies taking over the park area A bit of an issue for everyone. They are not nice, leave a big mess behind themselves, and make lots of noise too.
Hope your flooring gets done soon. I'm getting a bathroom remodel. My son
is putting it all in. Got the new sink and cabinet in yesterday. Love
your quilts...so pretty. Have a great day!
I love your storytelling!ReplyDelete
you got more sewing done this week than me!
Ugh, been through a few redo's myself, but I never touch paints or anything related to it. LOL! Hope you get the layout figured before going too far. Cute racing quilt!ReplyDelete
They are not nice indeed, but they make good eating. Sorry I couldn't help myself.ReplyDelete
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You are right that the recipient won't care, they will just appreciate the thought!ReplyDelete
I can't imagine wild turkeys in the neighborhood.
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Love both of your quilts! I think perhaps the blocks on the left should be rotated? Anyway, the quilt sure is pretty! Sorry they've been frustrating. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
WoW! So glad your flooring is just aout done. I was hoping to redo the living room but alas, hitting a deer andt totalling my car has ment I am spending the floor money on paying off the loan on the car and then I can us the insurance to get a new to me new car! I LOVE the car quilt! It is PURRFECT! We hope you have a marvellously happy day!ReplyDelete
Exciting news for your sewing room redo! So close. I too have trouble with the simplest things sometimes.ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaleeQ! I hope you figure out the issue with that quilt layout. Maybe those last three rows will point to the issue. Good luck. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
How exciting to be getting new flooring. The cars quilt is just darling. Happy quilting.ReplyDelete
You're correct, the layout of the mystery quilt looks off. It could be you. It could also be the instructions. Perhaps it is a Modern Quilt style layout that will resolve through a mirror image. Who says you have to follow instructions. Do what works for you.ReplyDelete
Wild turkeys coming to town, wonder what the peacocks think of these intruders?ReplyDelete
Yeah for the new floor ;) Your little cars are so sweet, beautiful top!ReplyDelete
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The cars quilt is really cool, so definitely worth the quilt math problems. The mystery quilt is coming together beautifully. I couldn't find the questionable piece in a quick look over, so maybe it's not that obvious to others?ReplyDelete
Even with the *issues* that cars quilt is really cool and will totally be loved!ReplyDelete
Oh I'm sympathize, remodeling stinks. Perhaps that center block is supposed to look like a heart? Thank you for linking up last week.ReplyDelete