Friday, February 24, 2017

what a disaster!!!!

Well I finished the Diamond quilt. If it look absolutely crooked in the picture is because it is really crooked in real life!!!!!

While piecing this quilt everything was going fine and laying flat but then I decided to quilt the background before applique ing the diamond. It made the background shrink badly. I tried to block this quilt twice then quilt matchsticks on the borders in the hope that it would "eat" the extra fabric.....

it didn't work. So now the borders are waving enthusiastically at me every time I walk into my sewing room.

Sigh

At least it is finished and if a crop the picture right I will be able to use the picture to write the pattern. Thank the Goddess it is not a whole quilt. So sad because I really like the scrappy borders.




17 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful! I really love the colors and yes, that scrappy border is pretty amazing! It's tough when a quilt doesn't want to square up no matter how hard you try!

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    1. Thank you. Sometime our creations have a mind of their own (can be said for kids too ;)

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  2. It's really lovely, even if you are disappointed in it. The scrappy border is great. Maybe it's just waving because it's friendly! :)

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    1. oh it is very friendly lol. Thank you

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  3. Stopping by from Finish It Up Friday. It can be sooo frustrating when a project we're designing doesn't work out the way we hoped. But it is a lovely pattern all the same.

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  4. Wait! Diamonds have all kinds of facets, angles, dimensions. This is a gorgeous finish and will sparkle from every angle ;)

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  5. I love it! Too much focus on what you think 'is wrong' steals the joy of what 'is right' about this project. Just like life on this planet...nothing is perfect. All the more reason to appreciate all the work that went into making this beauty! LOOKS good to me. Good job!!!

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  6. I'm surprised that the extra quilting and blocking didn't flatten it out. We've all had our shares of disasters, but your center is very pretty and the border is lovely too!

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  7. When I read Diamond, I thought it was going to be a quilt with diamond pieces. Now that is diamond! Did you try steaming the borders when you blocked it? Probably did. I think the wavyness just adds to the piece.

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  8. it still looks lovely even if a bit wavy such a wonderful diamond and also the scrappy border works well too

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  9. Lovely palette. The colors help to make the diamond sparkle.

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  10. I think the piece is fantastic! I don't see the wavyness as a bad issue, it adds character to the piece... it's a diamond in the rough! :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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  11. It's gorgeous, even if not totally straight. You can remove the binding, square the edges and then make and other binding. If you have the heart to do it... :-)

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  12. DH bought me a laser level a few years back - works wonders.

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  13. The diamond looks lovely. And you know, perfection should not be our goal. Please enjoy what you made... It really looks wonderful.

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  14. OH! Your quilt came out lovely! I understand your frustration. I love Mari's comment - it's a very friendly and beautifully done quilt! Glad I found you on A Quilting Reader's Garden! Thank you for sharing!

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