Friday, July 09, 2010

A sad quilt story.... but a happy ending !!!!!


"Sparkling Gemstones" jelly roll quilt.


This story began when I decided to make a jelly roll quilt for my 18yr old  g/daughter Corinne so I bought this lovely fresh and bright  fabric ....  chose a quick and easy quilt, all was going well..... cutting sewing.... 6 rows together but things were not looking or fitting together very well at all ...... then I realised why, I was doing several projects at the same time and not always checking on my stitch width ...... yes you guessed it I had done different sized seams .... only slightly but as we all know it doesn't take much to ruin everything.... so I unpicked every block.... 108 blocks to be exact and started again. Every  story should have a happy ending  I think and lucky for me this one does...... borders are on and its now ready for quilting hoorayyyyy, I will show a piccie when its finished and ready to go to Corinne.

The End.

11 comments:

Laurence said...

Very beautiful quilt

shelia said...

a good grief...sounds like something i would do!!!
BUT IT TURNED OUT GREAT...love the colors and the pattern. Bet you have one thrilled daughter! :)

Tereasa said...

The white border looks fab, Helen. Bet your glad that bit is over!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

I hate it when something simple goes wrong...........welldone on all that unpicking........the quilt looks great thought so it must be worth it.........

Lynda said...

Great looking quilt - Corinne will love it. We all do stuff like that Helen.

Diann said...

Holy mackeral!! You unpicked 108 blocks?? It looks lovely. If it were mine, it would never have been finished! By the way, anyone want to unpick the quilting on my Little Chicken Feather?? Currently rolled up in a ball and hidden in a cupboard!

Vicki said...

It looks wonderful, Helen. I am certain she will be thoroughly rapt with [and wrapped in]it! Love the colours and the white makes it so fresh looking.

BubzRugz said...

oh no.......... all that reverse sewing. The end result is beautiful though - it is lovely and fresh.....Hugz from Bubz

Aunty said...

It looks gorgeous. Your grand daughter will certainly love it.

JENTHEBUM said...

Well done Helen, I remember seeing this in the process of the 'reverse sewing'.

Kerri said...

I have that same problem. I will have to go and check my stitch width. Im having problem putting together my tail feathers quilt.

That is a very nice quilt. Did you make that pattern up youself????