Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Seriously....did I need this much fabric?
I decided to pull another UFO out of the pile. This is my Gathering Baskets.
I felt I could look towards the next project because I only have the four mitered corners of my thimble quilt to hand stitch. Here you will see I have the miters taped and ready to be stitched on that quilt.
I even have the backing cut, stitched and folded up waiting to be quilted.
So back to the basket quilt.
I looked for my stash of fabrics that I had put away for this quilt. Found them in my hand made bag and thought....what was I thinking when I bought all this fabric for this one quilt.
Thankfully, when I pulled all the fabric out of there, I found the backing that I had pulled for this quilt, too. So, there wasn't as much fabric in there as I thought.
Thank goodness I stashed that away or I might have used it for my thimbles or something else.
Then I had to go hunting for the pattern. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to clean up your room. Why I didn't keep the pattern with the fabric, I will never know.
So, as I see it, my next step is to do the applique and then there are two sides of half square triangles and then this quilt top will be done. I am thinking it will be easy peasy.
I do think I will re-configure the half square triangles from what the pattern shows. This pattern doesn't have them fitting perfectly. There are a couple that are just cut off and made to fit. I am going to see if I can size them so that they will fit perfectly. We'll see. I will have to be in the mathematical mood when the time comes.
I am actually looking forward to getting this one done now.
First things first though. I need to stitch those mitered corners, press the thimbles really well and then it is on the pile to be quilted.
Ok....time to start doing some figuring.
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