02 August 2013

A finish and a fail

Of all the charity quilts I've made, this Sorry! inspired Goose Creek quilt is by far my favorite.  It's hard to part with, but knowing that a child in need will find some comfort in it lessens the sting. 

 


The ladies of the Love Circle (of do. Good Stitches) did an amazing job making these blocks, and I adore the end result.  I always thought I liked modern quilts, but this one feels very vintage-y and I'm completely charmed by it.  In fact, after I wrap up a couple of other projects, I think I may make another to keep.

After finishing Goose Creek earlier this week, I intended to piece the backing for Kieran's brick quilt.  An error in calculations held this process up last month, a fact I conveniently forgot.  Since working on K'S quilt calls for a fabric purchase, I decided to move on to "41."  The back was carefully cut and methodically pieced last night.  After pressing the new backing, I laid it down over the quilt top and... something's rotten in the state of Denmark. 


The backing is a full 17 inches too narrow.  I ask you... 17 inches???  Not to mention the major puckering in the middle of the quilt top (see how lumpy it is under the backing?).  Will it quilt out?  I don't even know.  I have a horrible feeling that when I make the quilt sandwich, no amount of smoothing will make it lie flat.  There is most probably some painstaking un-sewing in my future.   

5 comments:

  1. Such a colorful charity quilt - sure to be loved and enjoyed. I like the beautiful simplicity of the pattern. Beautiful finish, and it looks like you have some more awesome things in progress.

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  2. The finished quilt looks fab. Good luck with your other challenge!

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  3. Amazing quilt just love it! I can see why you are attached to it. So beautiful and it will make a little child so very happy. Stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts. Have a great weekend ..........Marie

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  4. That's a really lovely quilt. My favourite I've ever made is a give away quilt too but it makes me happy knowing it's being enjoyed. Congrats on a great finish.

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  5. Your Goose Creek quilt is so cute! What happened with your backing, though -- poor you! Does this mean you get to buy more fabric again? ;D

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