Friday, August 4, 2017

Next Up

Do you remember how one of my 2017 sewing goals was to work on my Carolyn Friedlander stash and then I made this top that only used 12 of my fat quarters?  Not much of a stash buster.

Then I saw this pattern and thought I would give using up that fabric another go.


The pattern is Bits & Pieces by Midcoast Cottage Design.


First I cut a few strips from each fat quarter in my stack, which was perfect, I'm using a good portion of my Carolyn Friedlander fabric but not all, so for future projects I will still be able to mix in some of her new prints with the old.


I did change up the pattern a bit.  The pattern uses the same number of strips in each strip set with two different widths of strips.  I decided to change up the number of strips in the sets and cut the sets several different widths.   My goal was to make it super scrappy while also using as much fabric as possible.

So this is usually the happy ending section of my blog, where I give you all the finished quilt specifics and myself a pat on the back for a job well done.   Not this time.


Once I got all the sashing and borders on my rows the bottom of the quilt measured 3/4" wider than the top!  WHAT!! I don't think I was as careful as I should have been with my pressing. Those rows have a lot of give.  So I'll spend my weekend taking the borders off, squaring it up again, then putting the borders back on.

But even with this little hiccup, I'm still loving the summery look of this quilt top.

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4 comments:

  1. And that is why your quilts are perfection! I can't wait to see what's next.

    Karen L.

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  2. Nice to know that it happens to everyone

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  3. Thank you Thelma for always sharing the good and the bad. You are an inspiration to us all and my Hero, you are a good girl to pull off the borders , measure and do it up right. Not our favorite thing to do but for the life of a quilt, the Right thing to do. ❤️👍😊 Your quilts are always awesome and inspiring... hope you get commission on the patterns you use and post...LOL cause I'm always buying them.

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