Monday, March 17, 2014

I. Am. In. Love.

Can you say that about your own quilt?  I am not sure it is socially acceptable.  I should say I am "quite pleased" or something, but this quilt top makes my heart sing.


It was a bit of heart ache this weekend, but working through my "issues" was really quite satisfying.  

When you saw this quilt top last, the center block was not the right size. It had to be trimmed down and the navy border added before adding on the square in a square border.  That was easy enough to do.  The square in a square strips fit PERFECTLY.  Glorious.


I then added on the green border of FMF Eyelets.  My other half suggested I go with a green for this border and I think he was right!  I was going to go yellow, but I think I will save that for the binding.  This border used every. last. piece. of Eyelet in my stash.  It's bitter sweet.


I went on to create my own paper piecing template (using this tute) and stitched a scrappy LV triangle border alternating with saturated "monochromatic" scraps.  I was pleased as punch....until I realized I mis-measured and my border was 1 1/2 inches too long for the green border!!!  Oh, the frustration.  On went another scrappy rectangular border and the triangles fit perfectly.  My size issues are sorted for now, but the next border is going to be pretty tricky size-wise.

Another three sides of triangles to go and then four corner stones to finish off this 'round of borders.  I can not wait to get stitching again!

Happy Saint Patrick's day everyone!  Enjoy it.  xx

29 comments:

Catherine said...

No, it is totally acceptable to be in love with your own quilt. Any quilt is a major achievement and when it has all turned out gloriously it is right to be happy!

Sarah said...

You should definitely love this quilt, it's amazing. Your lv is working beautifully and I love your triangles. Would a skinny strip border help to increase the size so that you then have a not so complicated sizing to base your next border on? Looks fab!

Fran said...

Sounds like the new socially acceptable to me ;-) It's a stunning piece of work, enjoy it.

Wild Irish said...

Cindy that is so amazing and of course you can be totally in love with it

Jennie said...

It's gorgeous. Definitely love it!

pennydog said...

You're definitely allowed! The top row looks like you've put a crown on it :D

salamanda said...

More than acceptable especially as it causes heart ache too. Love this quilt top so far especially triangles

Kim said...

It's most definitely socially acceptable, it's an amazing piece of work and you should sing it's praises loud and proud!

Erin Quinn said...

I love it too!! And I can feel your low volume love starting to shine through :-). Adding those skinny scrappy rainbow borders is such a great addition to this quilt. It's really binding everything together. So while it may be painful and full of annoying quilt maths, it looks amazing and is so very very worth it.
And as for the green eyelet, it is juuuuuust right. So yes, sad that it's all gone, but gone to a better place. And you still get to keep it! It's just filling it's purpose by being a Quilt instead of being folded up on a shelf being fabric :-)
E xx

Wendy said...

happy accidents, all of them, as they've added something to the quilt. it's amazing, I love it too!

Lynz said...

It's spooky sometimes the sympatico thing, dude. I'm on the computer to blog my own medallion progress and I've just added a FMF border! After nearly going with yellow. And I'm contemplating a big (6 inches) next border of friendship stars, I think. I wasn't sure about such a big border but yours is LUSH! And I cannae count, either. I had it all perfectly measured but forgot I add borders on BOTH sides so I'm finished at 42 in instead of 40. But it works out better so was a happy accident for a change!!!

craftykaren said...

What a generous giveaway! I have been reading blogs for about 5 years now. Yarn Harlot was my gateway drug. I came upon her blog by following a link from an article. Once I discovered that there was a world of knitting, sewing, craft and art blogs, I jumped in all the way. I have learned so much and have been so inspired! Thank you for blogging and sharing your knowledge and creativity.

Teje Karjalainen said...

I'm in love with your quilt, too! We shouldn't be so modest with our own work - it's fantastic to make something we enjoy and love the result! This is gorgeus quilt and i would love to make similar. Have a lovely week! x Teje

Janet @ Simply Pieced said...

You are more than welcome to love your own quilt...it's well deserved! So Beautiful!

Katie said...

I think it is perfectly acceptable to love your own work -- especially when it is a master piece like this one. Great job this is stunning.

Katy Cameron said...

It's gorgeous, I love it too!

Catherine said...

Its gorgeous! And it's perfectly acceptable to love your own quilt!

tusen said...

I wanted to say it's gorgeous, too, but since everybody told you that already I'll say it's so very cool :) I love the colours and the big triangle border is amazing.

tomomi mcelwee said...

Yeah. It's good to be in love with your own quilt. Otherwise why bother. It's so gorgeous. Looking forward the finish!

Judith, Belfast said...

Got that green border in just in time for St.Paddy's day! Looking brilliant so far! Jxo

Leanne said...

I love it too, of course you can love your own quilt. It's good too as it is teaching you that thing, measure twice, cut once. I would be making all the same mistakes, in the hurry to see how the piecing is coming out

Ella said...

Spectacular! Inspiring me to dig out my medallion.

Helenjean said...

And why wouldn't you love such a gorgeous quilt? The narrow strip border on the 3 sides works really well too. I actually thought you were only putting on one row of triangles and thought that looked pretty cool too.

Helenjean said...

And why wouldn't you love such a gorgeous quilt? The narrow strip border on the 3 sides works really well too. I actually thought you were only putting on one row of triangles and thought that looked pretty cool too.

Nicky said...

Love it too Cindy a real stunner in the making - now finish that border ! Looking forward to seeing the next stage

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Tina said...

It's a stunner all right!

Andee said...

OH.My.Gosh! I love it too! Seriously I think the problem of size was solved well and the scrappy border adds to it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the border you are working on now! It makes such a statement! I am stuck for the moment on mine...but yours is very inspiring!

Melanie in IA said...

It's turning out great, and you're doing all the problem solving just right! You should be in love AND quite pleased! :)

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