Sunday, September 2, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 9/3/2012

Well, it was a busy week  but I managed to rip off the borders from my Miss Kyra quilt and fix them.  The more I looked at the other version, the more I was sure I had to change it.  But I made ANOTHER mistake, I centered the Dresden plates by folding the borders to determine the spacing.  I did not consider the flowers applique and did not match up the half Dresden plates correctly.  I have to rip off the borders again and sew them back on AGAIN.....deep breath!!  I was so hoping to spend the day tomorrow getting some flowers ready to fill in the blank spaces between the half Dresden plates and on the corners.    I think I will take tomorrow off this quilt, just let it hang on the design wall and work on another project!!  Sometimes stepping back is the right thing to do!  I might need an intervention on this quilt top.......  Remember to check out all the other design walls on Judy's blog.

15 comments:

  1. I feel your pain, but the quilt is awesome. I think it looks wonderful and I don't see anything off center. It is a great setting.

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  2. Unsewing is just no fun. It will be worth it in the end though, when you look at your quilt and don't see the mistakes. It is going to be a beautiful quilt. Well worth all the trouble.

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  3. ohhhh been there done that - in fact - I'm quite sure that I said Hell would freeze over before I put borders on another quilt LOL!! I hate borders - hate figuring them out - hate figureing how to quilt them - hate trying to get just the right colors. Hmmm - do think I hold a grudge (grin)!! Stick with it though - in the end it will make a good story!

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  4. Beautiful! But I'd center the fans - swearing the whole time! It is a wonderful top!

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  5. so much work but I know you want it to be right, just beautiful

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  6. It's a beautiful quilt. Hopefully stepping back for a day or two will make the third time go like a charm.

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  7. I see what you mean, Jennifer, but it took me a while to spot it. I would be inclined to just design a different border that was applique and forget about the half dresden blocks. It's a fabulous centerpiece.

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    1. I know but I designed this border and then redesigned it after the first one did not work, hours put in are close to 18 at this point and that will not count the time I rip off the plates and recenter them, resew them and then put the borders back on.....at least I can reuse the white fabric!!

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  8. I think I know what caused the mistake: The Bears lost :-( (What a lousy season beginning. My hubby's depressed). Taking that day off this quilt is an excellent idea. The quilt will miss your smiling face, realize it must cooperate, and will shape up for you nicely on the 3rd try!

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    1. We were at the game! Horribly disappointing at the end. We were so happy when the score was 24 24 but then they blew it. What a bummer!! The stadium is very nice now, I will say, although the food lines are terrible. took an entire quarter for some kids to get a hot dog!!

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  9. Oh, those problem children of our creation :) Hope it settles down and behaves sooner than later. It sure is pretty!

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  10. Beautiful. I just love what you have done.

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  11. It may be a pain now, but it sure is going to be gorgeous, and worth the pain, when it is done.

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  12. Well this is just beautiful now. Stepping back sometimes is a good thing. It's never fun to redo something, but when it's done and completed you will be so happy you did. It's a gorgeous quilt!!

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