Thursday, November 8, 2018

Stepping Stones Flimsy

Can I just say this top has been sewn together twice.  I did more ripping and resewing on this top than on all of my other quilt tops combined.  And all of this ripping after taking a class and following the directions.  The directions are very wordy and I like simple to follow directions with lots of pictures.  No excuses.  Would I make this quilt again?  Yes, now that I know the pattern I think the next will go together pretty quickly.  

I don't paper piece often so I forgot about making my stitches a little smaller, which turned out to be a good thing due to all of the ripping I did.  It did make removing the paper a bit of a chore, however.  It didn't take long to find the perfect layout for the blocks.  I put these sets of three down randomly and thought they looked just fine.  I did switch one, but if I had left it where it was, it would have been perfect too. 

I had several strips left after stitching the quilt together so I just sewed these together to make the border.  I don't think it's too busy do you?  I will bind with black.  I can't wait to finish this and figure out who to give it to.  

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  1. The border looks great! Thanks for sharing the progress on this at Midweek Makers!

  2. It's really gorgeous eye candy - can't stop looking at it!
    I'm working on a quilt for Needle and Foot "Mercy-ful Quilts". She is gathering quilts for a local hospital cardiac unit.

  3. Love the design and colors. Great job!

  4. Hi Kathi! I'm sorry this flimsy has given you problems as it is really striking. It is one of those that I would just enjoy studying it. I do hope you make it again now that you know all of its secrets and shortcuts. Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. It really is a lovely quilt, but you probably need to give it away, so it will be loved wholeheartedly and not begrudgingly. Well done, you, to finish it.