Monday, June 30, 2014

Measure Twice!!


A hard lesson to learn! I bought the background and border fabric for this quilt 4 years ago.  So when I cut one border 1" short, I had to piece it together...boohoo.  Hoping the applique and quilting will disguise my mistake.
Christmas Magic by Kim Diehl.
Good news is that this blockhead project was successful...I met my goals and now I have all the flying geese done! Next step is to complete the applique.  My goal is to complete at least two corners each month. 

I have another Kim Diehl quilt pieced, but I am having a hard time settling on borders.  And I succumbed to the Primitive Gatherings BOW.  Boy, I bit off more than I can chew!  A very labor intensive project.  
Needless to say, I have lost my focus and need to find it again.  No other progress has been made on finishing all my WIPs. I have some other obligations (another mystery quilt and the Simple Whatnots Club) to work on this summer, so I plan to get back to my WIPs in the fall. 

14 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Once your quilt is quilted it should help mask your mistake. I hate when those things happen. I have worried about that with my current project. I will be relieved once I get to the borders and know they will work. I have even thought about pulling them out and remeasuring but if they are too short the only way to fix it is to add a seam.

Terry said...

I'm sure it will be fine once it's done! It already looks great! :0)

paulette said...

What a fun project!! Sound like your plate runneth over!! When I have that happen I get overwhelmed and I shut down too!! Maybe take a project off the table (for now) and you will attack the others with gusto! Love the current project...and what mistake?!
P

Karen said...

This is one of Kim Diehl's designs that I have wanted to do because of the snowmen. Your snowman corner looks good. And I am sure your pieced background will be something only you will notice in the end. People will focus on the cute snowmen instead.

Kyle said...

We all heard you gasp, because we've all done it. Love that quilt. I've made it and it' a favorite.

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

No one will ever notice it when it is done...DO NOT POINT IT OUT...
D.G. L

Michele said...

Good job on your UFO! No one will ever notice! I did something like that on a Christmas quilt a few years ago and even I don't remember it or see it right away when I get it out. Focus is hard to find.....at least mine is. It keeps slipping away!

Aunt 'Reen said...

This quilt is looking beautiful - love the applique' pattern!
Nobody will ever know you made a mistake - they'll be too busy admiring your beautiful stitch work

Rebecca in AK said...

I don't think anyone ill ever notice that extra piece you sewed on! This quilt is looking beautiful! I love your fabric choices for this. I love Kim Diehl's designs.

Elyte said...

The focus will be on all the beautiful colours and appliqué. Who's to say it wasn't in the pattern? Winter, snowman, down hill tobogganing. It's a match! If it is the pattern that I am thinking of, that BOM is a real commitment. Enjoy the journey.

antique quilter said...

thats a good goal
the appliqué is great, love that snowman!
just have fun
Kathie

Kindred Quilts said...

Love the fabric colors on Christmas Magic! Mistake? I don't see a mistake... I see a creativity!
Just think... when the rest of us are scrambling to finish some Christmas projects in mid December, you'll be able to sit back and enjoy your completed Kim Diehl beauty!

Quilt Hollow said...

As a quilter, seeing others quilt tops...I'm amazed at pieces sewn back together in errors etc. I only notice since in right on top of it quilting. Once quilted. Those errors aren't seen anymore. I like he piece you are working on.

Sharon said...

I have made this and you will love it when you are finished. This is one of my favorite winter quilts. That mistake will be but a distant thought and no one will notice it. Enjoy the process!