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Resurrecting the Quilt

Quilt, Hourglass

I stopped doing this quilt over a year ago. I had initially thought it finished. But when I put it on my bed I realised it was too small. I wanted a quilt that hung over the edge, not a bed topper. I made an edge of one white row, patterned squares and then another white row. I was seriously unhappy with that, it still wasn't big enough and so I parked it.

What was also in the mix was that I totally ran out of material to make it any bigger. Then the middle of last year I found some of the material line at the online shop Sew Pretty. (now you can go to The Make Cafe if you are in town - fab!). I still sat on it.

Finally yesterday I was watching the worst movie ever with Aaron, what a waste of 2 hours of my time. So I pulled out the quilt and the ironing board and cut material. I was going to unpick the entire border I had put on but today I have sewn a new edging on and it is looking more finished. And it is looking the right size. So now it is actually a finished top. Just the quilting to do (and that will be no mean feat as it is a huge quilt!!).

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  1. I'm really glad you resurrected the quilt because I think it is stunning!

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    1. thanks Allison for your positiveness. (is there such a word?). I am starting to love it again

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  2. I really like this! Love the squares in the border ... very nice finish :)

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    1. Hi Glinda, I am still not loving the border but am ok with it rather than disliking it. So a step in the right direction.

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  3. Yeay you finished it! What a great feeling! I am liking the borders.

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  4. I love everything you did, good luck quilting a ginormous quilt!

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    1. Thanks Jeni, Will see how the quilting goes!

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  5. Luckily you found the same fabric, it is gorgeous! I like the finish, can't wait to see it quilted.

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  6. I really like your quilt. It looks perfectly balanced and looks entirely like you PLANNED to do it that way all along. I can't wait to see it all quilted.

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  7. I like the pattern and color in the quilt. The borders turned out nice and looked like part of the plan you had all along. I'm not a border person...I never know what border looks good on a quilt...so I always just make a lot of blocks and no borders!

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    1. I too struggle with borders. I wished that I had just made more blocks, but I am ok with this now.

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  8. Love the Make Cafe and Sew Pretty! Cant wait to see it all done and quilted :)

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