09 June 2014

Yes, sewing has happened

Are you sitting down? I actually pieced a quilt top! I know, right? Craftsy recently had a free pattern of a heart, Pieces of My Heart, that I thought would make a darling baby quilt. After downloading, I realized it was only 22"x22". So I made 4 and put them together with sashing.
I think something stretched when I put the blocks together. So I am going to unstitch the center sashing and redo it. I know, I know. Sometimes I leave things be, but I couldn't stop thinking about this mistake and so I need to fix it before it goes any further. It is not something that can be hidden in the quilting stitches. And I really like the way this turned out other than that center.
If you download this pattern make sure to read it before starting (famous last words!). I didn't and realized that the HST at the top of the heart aren't really HST. I took the first batch out and made proper HST to insert in place of the funky ones.
The Zig Zag quilt is a WIP. I still need to add borders to bring it up to a good size. Both of these quilts will be about approximately 45" square.

I have a lot of this Riley Blake fabric left along with the background fabric. My background fabric is a soft dotted fabric that plays well with the more vibrant ones.

There is more inspiration at JudyL's blog.  

Updated 6/10/2014:  the hearts quilt is all fixed and in the pile of flimsies. 


10 comments:

  1. Sashings can be a chore to line up, didn't notice it was off until you mentioned it. It's still cute! Would a great pattern for scraps.

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  2. Love your pretty zigzags!! I have that heart pattern in my mind....love it too!

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  3. Love your zig zags. Great looking heart quilt too. We all have our own thresholds for living with mistakes. If it bugs you, then it is time to fix it.

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  4. What a darling baby quilt. Thanks for the information and the tips.

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  5. That is so cool ;-) I love hearts

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  6. Love the Hearts! So pretty!

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  7. Wow,just stunning!

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  8. They are both beyond adorable! I wanted to yell SQUEEE when I saw the hearts one!

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  9. LOVE that zig-zag!!!!

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  10. Three beautiful quilts in such a short time period. Love the fabric in this heart quilt - especially that vibrant pink.

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