Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday wanderings

Today I started the next block on the Underground Rail Road Sampler - Bow Tie...


and all was good until I had to trim them with a 6 and a half inch triangle square up ruler! Oh boy!!! I tried all the rulers I have looking for horizontal lines and diagonal lines - now I am confused so think I will ask at group tonight....the instructions said not to iron the blocks flat, so I didn't, now when I have a peek some of them are not meeting up correctly in the centre...honestly I told them to lie flat and behave!!! So some unsewing will have to happen and then I shall try again!!

I tried to hand sew the strips on the quilt as you go quilt here, boy that was awkward!!! So I thought, well, I will give it a go on the machine and do you know it took me an hour and ten minutes to sew them all down......why didn't I do that straight away I ask myself????? Must be very silly I decided!! Lol!!

So here is the finished quilt, I have managed to get some similar colours together, I think one row is the wrong way around, but hey, it is staying where it is now!! (Sorry Tania, I am quite happy with this now so it is staying here!!)

You get this row of stitching on the back, but as it is on the back I can live with it!!
Off to cook some dinner!
Happy sewing!

6 comments:

shez said...

Hi Sue you sure have had a busy day,it's was great to chat to you today,lovely work my friend.xx

Helen said...

It looks great, another wonderful quilt !!

Leeanne said...

Lucky for the unpicker!
Your quilt as you go looks good.

Elyte said...

You manage to beat any obstacle that comes your way. The QAYG looks lovely.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks great Sue! Good luck with your bow ties xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Looks great Sue....if you leave it there Tupai may just claim it as a new bed.