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Moving It Forward

Last week at my quilt guild we had a sew in to make a quilt similar to this one.  I got busy sewing and forgot to take a picture of the example we had.  In that one each star was outlined by an accent fabric.

In preparing for the class I failed to notice that the accent color strips were cut a 1/2″ smaller than the rest of the strips.  I thought I would be okay.  So I just started making blocks.  I got this far and realized I was not liking the effect.  Rather than reverse sew I’ll put them on the back of the quilt.

Instead I just started over.  I’m much happier with these blocks.  Plus I believe this adjustment will make the quilt easier to quilt, since the pieces on the end are bigger and not adding to the bulk were blocks come together.  

I hope you’ve had more success than me this week moving things forward.  Link up and let us see your progress. 

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  • dq says:

    I love the colors and think they look great. The back is always the perfect place for our less than loved blocks.

  • Rebecca Grace says:

    You and I measure success and progress by different standards, Em. Those mistakes and oopses are all part of the learning process, and I like both versions. Beautiful fabric combinations, by the way — the yellow and orange just leap out like stars in the night sky!

  • Needled Mom says:

    lol. There are some sewing days that we all need re-dos. That keeps us humble. I'm sure you will put them to good use.

  • Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    working on scraps and found a ton of strings!

  • Lori says:

    Love spider web quilts. Scrappy but focused!

  • Kathy S. says:

    Love your bright colored outline in your spider web quilt. Beautiful. I made a ton of progress this week due to the holiday weekend AND a SNOW DAY!!! Woohoo, no school!

  • Jane Holbrook says:

    I like both versions and love the happy ending.

  • Angie in SoCal says:

    Hey, you've already got part of the back done. Congrats. Going to be a colorful quilt that uses up a lot of strips.

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