Monday, March 12, 2012

My hopscotch weekend

I spent my Saturday sewing. Like, ALL day. I didn't leave the house once. It was bliss!



The morning was spent cutting these:






Into these:




Then I started sewing them back together. After a mega long chain-piecing session I realized I had sewn approximately 120 pieces together completely wrong. I wont re-hash it here for fear of ruining my squeaky clean reputation ;-) But you can go ahead and imagine the expletives I chose for the situation.






I got them all un-sewed, and sewed back together, ruining my will to live in the process. Then gave up, as I probably should have done much earlier in the day, admitted that half the blocks would have to do, and watched some Criminal Minds. Do I sound like a broken record yet? I just love that show so much!


Sunday morning, I had a spare couple of hours before I was due out and about for the day. I managed to get the second half of the blocks entirely pieced and pressed in that time! It was soooo much better than Saturday! Most of my points were pretty perfect, like this one:






But there were a couple of atrocious ones... like this one:




I did actually re-sew this one after taking the picture... I'm not that bad.


I couldn't resist doing a quick layout test before I headed out the door... what do you think?






I'm hoping to piece the top next weekend, or maybe during the evenings this week if I can't wait that long. 


Have you seen Elizabeth's latest quilt? I've been wanting to branch out with my quilting for a while, so I think I'm gonna quilt this one in the same kind of baptist fan pattern. Do you think it will suit this quilt or is it too busy a pattern? I'm not sure...



20 comments:

  1. Love what you've done so far!! I think the Baptist fans would look nice! I watch loads of Criminal Minds while I sew too :)

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  2. Oh I love, love, love your triangles and diamonds - which then make stars quilt. Fabulous.

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  3. Ooo it's going to look lovely! I'm rubbish at quilting anything other than straight lines so I'm not going to pass comment on that :-)

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  4. Gorgeous LJ! Love those prints. Go for it with the quilting, just look at how much is going on in E's quilt and it still works. Jxo

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  5. Cool! A day of sewing like your Sat will do your mind and soul a world of good. Well done, you.
    I love, love, love E's quilting. A pattern like that would be fab!

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  6. I think fans look good on any quilt - I absolutely adore them! Go for it!

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  7. Wow, Laura, it looks fabulous! and you've managed to sew so much of your quilt top, already. I find Criminal Minds strangely therapeutic, too.

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  8. Oh what a bummer, I would love to have heard you cursing!!

    Laura this looks like it's going to be a stunner, we want more!!

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  9. That is going to be amazing! I love the material you chose too - it so cute. Everything is better with a bit of whimsy.

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  10. Loving the design. It will look stunning when finished. Glad that Sunday went better than Saturday! Di xo

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  11. It's going to be fabulous! And I love your quilting idea!!

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  12. 120? Eek, not sure I'd have the fortitude to revisit that, especially not the same weekend I'd done it, so full marks for that! Good luck getting the rest done :o)

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  13. Looks very GOOD. Didn't know where it was going from the cut pieces.
    120! Good Grief! Had to resew most of my blocks with the current quilt I'm working on, and was bummed. Was about 35 seams. Bless your heart.
    Haven't a clue about the quilting. The stars are awesome. They would really pop if you did a stitch in the ditch around them. But would not know what to suggest about the rest of the quilt.

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  14. Oh I saw Chelsea's Baptist Fans tute and got so put off by all those loose ends - but good luck, it's a great pattern x

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  15. You are a much more patient lady than I! I'm pretty sure I would have crumpled them in a ball and thrown them in the closet. Good thing you stuck with it though, because it is looking fabulous!

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  16. I just bought that pattern and hope to make it soon too. I love triangles and this one has that nice star too! I thing circle or fan quilting always looks good on very angular designs but you try just one fan and see. I want to try that pattern too and I like how Elizabeth traveled from line to line so there are no loose ends except when the bobbin runs out.

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  17. Looks great! Go for the baptist fan pattern - I think it will look wonderful!

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  18. Oh, very clever trinaginals, Miss Laura. That baptist fan thing looks gorgeous but tricky to do, I'm sure you'll pull it off though :) x

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  19. Wow, that looks like it was hard to do.. but you did a great job on it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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