Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Haste, Makes Waste!!

I am diligently working on checking things off my UFO/WIP list.
Hopefully, this darling table topper from Kim Diehl's book, Simple Seasons, will be done in time for Easter next year if I just work an hour a day on the applique. 
However, when I rush to the finish line, it gets further and further away.
My Album Quilt, from Kathleen Tracy's new book, Civil War Sewing Circle, was this close to a finish when I noticed I had placed three VERY similar blocks all together (they are on the right side and all 3 blocks use the same brown fabric and 2 blocks are identical.)  Yikes! Time for a little unsewing.
Good reason to see what the Decorah Eagles are up to and work on a little hand applique!

24 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to make that Kim D quilt! It's so sweet! Love the civil war blocks!!!

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  2. The table topper is so cute! It will be perfect for Easter 2012!
    I like the fabric you chose for setting the CW blocks.

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  3. Oh geesh...another quilt that has been on my want to do list! I just love that bunny runner and HAD TO HAVE the book just because! Your much farther than I am....I mean I only have the book! LOL

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  4. Your table topper is adorable! I think the CW blocks look fine just as they are, but I tend not to unsew unless absolutely necessary! Love the setting fabric.

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  5. What a adorable bunny quilt !! Love it !

    Your album quilt is just wonderful , what wonderful fabric .

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  6. I have been wanting to do that table topper from Kim's book. It's on the to-do list which just keeps getting bigger all the time!

    I really love your Sewing Circle quilt and don't think anything needs changing.

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  7. oh wow both of those are so pretty.

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  8. I have eyed the table runner with the yo-yo's in Kim's book. Perfect for spring. But I don't like making yo-yo's.

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  9. Love them both - and had to laugh about the eagles - that is what I do when I need a break too. Can't believe how big the babies are already!

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  10. Such a cute runner, I hope you get it done before Easter. Easter seems to be the forgotten holiday for us quilters, lots of Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day quilts, but not much Easter.

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  11. Both projects = great. Love the bunnies for Easter and the Album Quilt is perfect for the 150th CW Anniversary ! They will be done... and won't you be proud !!!!

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  12. Lovely work on the table topper. It is really charming and sweet!

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  13. Your table-topper looks very cute, and I love your quilt in progress! Isn't it a pest when you sew blocks together and then have to undo them?!!! It's a beautiful project nonetheless!!!

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  14. I love that bunny quilt, guess I should get that book out and start! maybe it will be done for next Spring/Easter!!!!!
    your doing a great job
    routing for you to finish this year!
    kathie

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  15. Wow!! Love the bunny quilt----I will have to do that for next years project for sure! Love the yo-yo's. Both project are wonderful Cheryl.

    The eagles are so interesting to watch. Happy that you are enjoying them too! Little bit of Iowa in AZ! :)

    Carolyn

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  16. What a cute table topper! I think all of us have too many projects going at once....but it is fun!

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  17. The table topper is adorable. There certainly are a lot of yo-yos.
    Your My Album quilt is gorgeous! Sorry that you have to 'un-sew' some of the blocks.

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  18. A creativ euse for yo-yo's. Its looking good. And l just love your Album Quilt. l had to look hard to find the 3 fabrics the same. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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  19. That little table topper is one of my favs! It is on my to-do list!

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  20. I have always loved that bunny rabbit pattern. I dread making the yo-yos without a yo-yo maker, so it's never been more than a favourite to dream about in the book. You did a fabulous job! I guess I will have to suck it up and buy the little yo-yo tool! Thge cover of one of the BH&G magazines has yo-yos all over it! Someone MUST be trying to tell me something! :o)

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  21. That table topper is so sweet...for whatever Easter it is done it will be perfect! Love your Civil War quilt.

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  22. That table topper is a winner, I second all previous comments.
    A little unpicking is no fun, I often do lots of it when I am rushing or working too late at night.
    I like the CW grid in your sidebar. A great way to keep track of the quilt as it evolves.

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  23. Love both projects. And I've been forgetting about the eagles the last couple of days, so thanks for reminding me. Now I'm off to make your latest block!

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  24. Another Kim Dhiel, I love it!!!!

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