Saturday, December 03, 2016

Scrappy Saturday Spools week #5

For the rest of the year, I am trying to finish my scrappy spools quilt.  You can read more about it in this post.
I really put a push on and forced myself to sew those long, unwieldy diagonal seams. There was a lot of matching to do, and lots of fabric to shove, push, and pull through the machine. It's hard to man-handle all these blocks and it is surprisingly heavy with all these seams!

This week I focused on the bottom right corner of the quilt top. I was making good progress until I noticed this. There are too many blocks made from the same purple with dots fabric. There are 3 of them in the same area. I had this problem when working on the left side of the quilt! I decided the block in the middle had be extracted.



There we go... see the spool block with the pin in it? It's a new import to replace the extracted purple dots block. Much better. I can live with that. 
Now to finish up the remaining long diagonal seams. I may need to bribe myself to get it done and chocolate will likely be involved!
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19 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Are you a dark or milk chocolate person? I hope the treat helps to get those seams through the machine!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Wow. Impressive layout. It's beyond me! hands raised & clapping for your achievement. Oh, did I say it's Beautiful? It's Beautiful.

Julie in GA said...

I hate when that happens! Your spools look great, and I can't wait to see the complete quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I really like this quilt it is going to turn out great

katie z. said...

Your spools are amazing!

scraphappy said...

The spools are coming together so well! Glad you solved the purple problem. Changing out a block is no fun, but sometimes it makes everything better.

Deanna W said...

Chocolate is always a good bribe...and if you finish it maybe a glass of vino!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You're getting SEW close to a completed quilt top... Go, you!!!

Ariane said...

It's looking amazing! Chocolate always helps to get things done.

Pam said...

This is a really pretty quilt!

Sally Trude said...

From where I am, your quilt seems to be coming together effortlessly. But given I have caught your spool contagion, I may learn this lesson myself. But you are making a truly awesome quilt.

gayle said...

Chocolate is a most excellent bribe!
And you've infected me with spool fever, too. Even seeing this effort in my future cannot dissuade me...

Janet O. said...

I never look forward to long diagonal seams, either--but chocolate helps!! : )
This is such a magical looking quilt. Who doesn't love the beauty of a rainbow?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your spool quilt is going to be so beautiful! Looking at your photos, we would never realize that you had too many spools with the same background too close together. I'm so impressed that you are taking the time to unsew and rearrange them!

PaulaB quilts said...

Go chocolate! You deserve it. It will be an outstanding finish very soon, as a flimsy. Double chocolate celebration then.

Kate said...

This is going to be an amazing quilt! Chocolate is always a good bribe.

Needled Mom said...

Wow....that is incredible.

Kristin said...

How about a glass of wine as a bribe?! =P Like a nice Malbec the color of those purple spools. I hate long seams, too, but without them, we wouldn't have our quilts, just a pile of blocks. Keep it up, Kathy!!! =)

Andee said...

Your spools look great! Love how you did the colors!