Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Moda Flurry Present Quilt top by Kate Spain is finished!

Hello.  I was able to finish the Moda Flurry Quilt top by Kate Spain today.  I made a few changes on the bordering.  I did not place the outer 2" border since I modified the corner blocks.  Since I was not using the Flurry fabric, I did not have a cute snowflakes for the corners.  So, I was going to use the dark ornaments fabric as large corner block.  I just didn't like the way it looked and I was too lazy to add another 2" white border around the complete outside.  So, I took 4 of the small 2.5" blocks and surrounded them with the 2" white border strips.  I like how they turned out.  They float sorta like the color blocks separating the presents.

Now to decide if I want to try and quilt it or do I send it away to someone.  I still might have time to whip up another Halloween quilt!

Here's a closeup of the modified corners

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Flurry Borders Created

I finally finished piecing the flurry border for the Christmas quilt.  The piecing wasn't the hard part, the ironing of these borders and ironing the seams to the center dark was the pain.  I think it took longer to iron thenm than piece the borders.  However, I like the outcome next to the flurry quilt.  The photos below do not have the borders attached, just hanging next to the quilt center.

Next up, squaring the center, finding the corner blocks and attaching the borders.  I'm thinking I should be done this month!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Moda Christmas Quilt Center Corrected

The way I've been posting on this Christmas quilt, you'd think I was creating a new quilt each post!  I'm just happy that I've been doing sewing on work days.  I've just convinced myself that even a little progress is at least progress.  So with that being said, I'm happy to say the center of my Christmas quilt has completely been corrected by adding each of the blank rows above the presents.  Now, if I could only figure out what's up with the slightly wonky bottom left present.  It may just be because the quilt is over the banister and about midway, the quilt bends forward from the floor edge.

My goal for this weekend is to get the borders created.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Moda Flurry Christmas Quilt by Kate Spain - Making Progress

I only have one more plain row to insert at the bottom of the quilt between the last two rows of presents.  I've decided they are definitely worth the effort of seam ripping the rows to insert the missing rows.  Once I add the last row (hopefully Wednesday) then all I have left is the outer pieced border.

With the extra rows, it won't be long before I'll need to move the cabinet out of the way when taking photos of the quilt hanging in the entry way.  You can see a little of it in the bottom of the photo below.

I'm so excited, I may finish the Christmas Quilt on time.  But I bet I use up all my time to get another Halloween quilt on time for this year :-)

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Slow and Steady Seam Ripping

I didn't have a lot of time to sew this weekend.  Also, for the life of me, I could not find my seam ripper and had to use a teeny tiny one to rip the whole center section out to place the plain white strip.  For ease of lining up blocks, I pieced the white strip the same as the separator row with colored blocks.

I have one corrective row added and two more to go.  I think I'm going to stop here and look at it during this next work week.  It hangs in my entryway so I look at it every time I enter the house.  I'm just not sure the effort of adding the corrected white rows above make that much of an impact.  In photo A is the correction and in photo B is the original.

Option A with corrected inserted white row

Here's how it was originally without the corrective inserted row

Option B with original mistake

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