Monday, February 16, 2009

Double sad trouble

Well, this quilt top was a mishap from the beginning. The top I did about 10 years ago, and it was so off, I just held onto it for some reason. When I decided I would quilt it, I took great pains in marking it because I thought the least I could do would be to do my best quilting ever to make up for the unmatched seams and puckers. Well, 2 hrs of marking, pinning and getting it all ready to start the next morning and the marks disappeared. It was like I had never done anything. SO I just free handed (sewed) a design and hoped for the best. I washed it and prayed it would shrink to hide the awful seams but it did not. Some of the middle squares were not even close to matching and one set of squares are the wrong colors matched. Anyway, here is my Double Wedding ring quilt.


JudyKay said...

10 years ago!!! Wow!! Was it one of your first quilts? I am trying to learn....I am doing some small things, but I'm not ready to do a big quilt.
My mom does lots of them by hand. Never used a machine in her life. I am doing the little things by hand, but have a blue jean one I am using the sewing machine with.

Anonymous said...

I think that it is beautiful! If it is not "perfect" all the better because it shows that it is hand made.

AverettLadyNana said...

I think it's beautiful! I started one at least 10 years ago and it sits in a tote/basket on the shelf. I need to drag it out and finish piecing the top!

The lady who owns the quilt shop I frequent too frequently says don't look closer than 3 feet away from it...if it passes that test it passes. I go more like 9 feet...for my stuff.

Sallie Gayle said...

Thanks ladies. Lady Nana you are too funny. I assure you , there are blocks that are not visable and ones that I actually took pleats in and quilted over. LOL Oh well. DD wants it bad..I want to make another one. Can not find the pattern. I found one from HGTV friends and it is a little bigger and not as many scraps. This one actually has a lot more burgandy than it shows. Anyway...I will keep on quilting what I have.