Monday, February 04, 2013

Design Wall #5 - Difficult Street!

This is what was on my design wall yesterday...

"easy street" turned into
"difficult street"!

Honestly...what experienced quilter in her right mind would do such a thing?!?

I still can't believe I did that!

OH dear!
Then I did some of this...
gave the seam ripper a good workout and 
presto...

that's much better!

Three rows done and four rows still to go, which will hopefully go together EASIER! This will likely be the largest quilt I've made so far. I bought the backing on the weekend, so I'm ready to finish the top.
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30 comments:

  1. Well; difficult as it was...it looks great!

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  2. "...what experienced quilter in her right mind would do such a thing?"

    Oh, billions of us, including me on a regular basis.

    I really like your color choices. They say winter & spring to me simultaneously, much like our weather

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  3. Wow...this is so very pretty! I love the addition of the grey...it makes it look so modern now as the modern trend is grey with brights! I have decided perhaps I need to do one of those this year...grey with brights. We'll see if I get to it! I would say this is a stunning quilt you have here!!!

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  4. Well....me. I would do it! I have done that! Love your Easy Street!!

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  5. What is it about sewing blocks together at an angle, I've done this exact thing multiple times! I love how this is coming together, very very pretty.

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  6. Oh yeah, i went down that road with Easy Street...mine turned into No U Turn.

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  7. Funny. The night I was sewing mine together I thought I had done that. I just left it and the next morning discovered that the problem was that I was trying to do it but hadn't. My center is done. Are you putting borders on yours?

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  8. Ouch, but you caught it and you got it fixed and that is all that really matters.

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  9. nothing looks easy about this quilt, and I have made mistakes in some that I didn't catch until they were done. LOL enjoy your week, and I think a bit of wine makes it that much better!

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  10. Oh, that looks so familiar! : )

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  11. Making mistakes builds character. So what if you don't want to be a character! I love how your ES is coming along. I'm debating setting mine straight rather than on point. Won't need to make that decision for quite a while though.

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  12. Ah, we all have those moments! Looks great!

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  13. I've done that. Your quilt is coming along, and you are close to half way. Are you going to add borders?

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  14. keep plugging along -- it's looking great

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  15. This is such a great looking quilt -- hopefully the rest will go smoother, now you have the "hang" of it.

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  16. I've done some ripping. I'm happy to see someone else lagging behind like me. I'm clearing the deck (and floor) to put the blocks together this weekend. Your's looks real good.

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  17. Oh my! So glad you worked it out! It does look rather large up there on the design wall doesn't it :*) I'm hoping to have mine pieced today and maybe even get the borders cut....

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  18. Thanks for making the BOO BOO so I don't have to make that same mistake and have to RIP-IT! I'll have to check and re-check so I don't. Pinning will be fun too, lots of non-nesting seams possible...I call mine Busy Street!

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  19. Improvisation gone wrong, I guess? Glad it was a simple exercise in unsewing and resewing with wine :)

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  20. I've done some ripping on this project and I haven't even finished all my blocks yet! Looking good.

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  21. Your Easy Street is very pretty! I haven't even finished cutting for mine yet. Just wanted to point out (before you get to the quilting stage!) you have a wayward goose on the triangle you had to turn around.

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  22. Say, I recognize that quilt!! I have one just like it on my design wall too. I think you are a bit farther along though, I'm still making some Block A & Bs. Yours is looking good.
    It has been a 'trying' project on some late evenings when I'm tired.

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  23. We have all done it (or worse)! You and I are at the same spot for assembly. I would be thrilled to have my top together by the weekend!

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  24. I think we have all made our share of silly mistakes. I have done it more times than I care to think about! Your Easy Street is really looking great.

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  25. I finished my Easy Street quilt top. It is the largest quilt top I have tried to make. And yes. I used my seam ripper a LOT. For me, this was not as easy quilt top to make. I was determined not to let it defeat me. I kept plugging away. I'm ready to piece the backing and finish it up. At the moment I decided to take a break from it, sew on some other projects.

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  26. Well... I would have never known;-) I think it looks great!

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