I'm working on the Cheddarback SAL on Setimental Stitches blog but I'll comment more on that at the end of this post.
I have been slowly replacing the squares in the quilt above.
I unpicked all the alternating white squares because there was just too much white. I originally wanted to use cheddar fabric for the squares but I couldn't find any. I settled on gold and then some fabric I thought looked like cheddar but it was just orange and some honey colored fabric.
It looks 100% better with the cheddar squares but that's 100 little pieces I'm having to replace.
I've come up with a new mantra. . . "Do not remake a finished quilt top".
I seem to age my tops for a few years before quilting them (having 20 tops waiting to be quilted might have something to do with it) and when I get them out again they get a labor intensive makeover. Crazy, I'm just crazy!
I gave this quilt to my DIL but she liked another one better so we traded and this quilt went to one of my grandson's (top left).
|Some mornings it just pays to get up early!|
I'm working away at the handquilting on this quilt. No name yet. The whole quilt can be seen on my sidebar.
We've got another storm coming in. In fact, it's already started to rain. The snow is due tomorrow. Hopefully the apricot blossoms can withstand the cooler temps.
And here is my Cheddarback progress. I love the way the first set of blocks turned out. I would smile at them every time I walked by my design wall. But, this second set has given me fits, both with color placement and unpicking. I made the center pinwheel too small in the block on the lower left and so I had to add a little border. The jury is still out on whether to leave that stripe fabric in the corners.
Going clockwise - I kept cutting the backgrounds out backwards for the black block. Argh! The basket went together fairly well, thank goodness. The lower right block has been made twice and I finally just decided to leave it. And then I used the extra block that Gay gave the facebook group instead of a pinwheel block and I really like it.
Hopefully next month I'll be more focused so I can do these blocks in one day instead of three.
Skipping quiltfully along,