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Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Little More Progress!

A very BIG thank you for all of the honesty, suggestions and encouragement on this little quilt project! If it weren't for you taking the time to write the comments... all of this fabric (and time) would have been in the trash...lol! ;-)

I took a little of everyone's advice... and took apart all of those obviously mismatched spools... then sewed them back together with a slightly increased seam allowance. This caused the block to be a bit smaller, but the center of the spools matched much better. I then trimmed them all down to 2-1/2". The original size was supposed to be 2-3/4". So, not much smaller... but enough to where I needed to resize and rearrange the elements that make up the center medallion.

My original intention for the applique was to stitch them as needleturn. But, the smaller pieces became a bit too fiddly for me, so I opted to fuse the applique and find a suitable stitch on my Kenmore to finish the edges. Kind of a primitive (almost hand stitched) looking finish... but, I think it works with this quilt design.

The next step is to trim all those 2-3/4" kona pieces down to match the (2-1/2") spool pieces, and then the final assembly can happen. Photography in a room without sunlight is not easy (thus the washed out color)... but, this project is looking much better than the last time I posted... and even though  it's not perfection... it's turning out to be a cute little quilt that matches my quirky personality! ;-)

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!



  1. Oh, those are tiny little blocks! How sweet it will be when done.
    Hugs :)

  2. I am glad you were able to redo it to work and not give up. I have that problem all the time, can never fit my blocks to the center, lol. The last one I did, I added a spacer piece so they fit around the center.


  3. I'm glad you're sticking with the project. It will look beautiful when you're done.

  4. Good for you, Sharon! So proud of you for reworking it all. It will be lovely!

  5. This will be exceptional when complete !
    I had to laugh - I havnt heard the word "fiddly" for a long time ;)

  6. Horay! That looks soooo much better!
    I know it was a lot of work, but you are going to have a lovely quilt that you can be proud of. Glad you took the time to re-work instead of pitching it.

  7. You are an inspiration and a trooper! It is always great to see your "finishes" - can't wait to see this one!!!!
    You teach a good lesson - take a deep breath and try again 😊

  8. If it helps, I wripped out more seams trying to get my spool ends to meet properly, than I care to count! So glad you have persevered, it is coming together lovely and will be a beautiful quilt. Unfortunately mine has got shelved for the moment:(

  9. Good job....gritting your teeth and making a save of this sweet little project!!


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