Friday, December 31, 2010

UFO redux

I think I am going to call this quilt
Seam Ripper Madness!
I have used my seam ripper at least half as much as my sewing machine.
Well, not really, but it feels like it.

I'm fine with that. I think the seam ripper is one of my favorite tools.
The kid hates it when I make her use the seam ripper.
Hahahaha. I love to make her use the seam ripper!

So we left off with this magenta border, hated it!
I ripped it out and set about trying other fabrics

I went with this brown. A real surprise for me, but it works much better.
I'm thinking because I was auditioning it on my wood floors, I was leaning toward the brown.

There is quite a bit of brown in the other fabrics and I think it really lets the blocks
stand out and take the center stage.

For the corners, I used another brown from the kid's stash.
For a new quilter, the kid has a very nice stash!
Lucky for me, she is very generous.

I still have to sew all the componets together,
but I finally like how it looks.

I have all day tomorrow to sew!!!
I will finish this top and . . .

My Hard Candy Quilt is finally ready to be pieced!
I finished all those blocks today.


  1. Love this, especially the center panel of string blocks! Great choice of colors and fabrics.

  2. ooooh. the brown works much better. good call.

  3. love the brown and it would have been my last choice too but it looks great!