Friday, September 27, 2019

September UFO

A teeny tiny bit of progress has been made on my Scrap Dance Tango quilt. This was a 2016 mystery quilt pattern by Carole at From my Carolina Home.
The quilt was stalled at the border stage because I didn't buy enough of the fabric I wanted to use for the border. A lot of thought was required on how to cut the fabric because it is directional, and there was no room for error. 

I procrastinated the task for almost 2 months. And finally I took the bull by the horns so to speak, did the math, recalculated, and remeasured, cut carefully, measured again, used a thousand pins, and sewed slowly (see the cute little leader-ender block ready to be sewn at the beginning and end of each border seam?)

Scrap Dance Tango
And finally the borders are on. 
It was not a fun job but it all worked out okay and I'm so relieved. I think the fabric  looks better in real life than on the computer screen. 

Pin basting
And now... the fun part can begin. The pin basting is started and soon it will be time for machine quilting which is my favourite.

Obviously this won't be finished by the end of the month, but it's going in the right direction for a fall finish!


MissPat said...

Scrap Dance Tango looks terrific and the border color fits the blocks perfectly (hehe). I have at least two quilts sitting here that need final borders and several where the blocks are done, but not sewn into a flimsy. Too many new ideas pop up and get in the way and if I don't have a deadline or a purpose for the quilt, it just doesn't get done.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Fabulous job, the border is perfect!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Such a beautiful quilt - You use a lot of my favorite color ways! Great job Kathy!

Connie Wolfe said...

Good job on the math and the precise sewing. Your border fabric was a good choice for the quilt. Congratulations on the finish of the top.

Louise said...

Love these gorgeous autumnal colors!

Kate said...

The border fabric really sets off the red in the scrappy blocks. It's gorgeous! Congrats on all the progress.

Jo said...

Looks lovely. Always great to have the tops done and ready for quilting.

Janet O. said...

That quilt is so appealing--love everything about it, and I am curious to see how you choose to quilt it.
Cute little leader/ender block.

Cathy said...

I love your quilt! It’s going to be a beauty when it’s all quilted!