Monday, February 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday - February 18, 2019

Last week I looked at a UFO to see what needs to be done to finish it.  It's called "Buds in a Basket" and is almost finished.  I got stuck on the two outer borders.  One was a simple white border, and the last border was thirties fabrics.  I remember that I put it away because I attached the white border and it was wavy, so I took it off, and put the project in time out.  Looking at it now, I see that the white border was cut unevenly.  So instead of a 4 inch wide border, it is now trimmed to an even cut and will be slightly narrower.  I also will be more careful to measure the length of it and sew the exact same length border on each side.  That problem will be solved so, I looked at the final border instructions.  Ahhhh, I see why I stopped working on this quilt (besides the wavy white border)....the final border is random lengths of all of the fabrics used in the quilt.  Random?  I'm a precision accountant control freak....how do I do that?  Plunge in and do it, that's how.  This is not rocket science!

Here is a picture of part of the quilt, so you can see what it is:














The fabrics are all "thirties", so I took out my stash of thirties fabrics and cut a piece from each one......and tried to "randomly" sew pieces together for the outer border.  I confess, I actually divided them into four piles, red/pink, yellow, green, blue/purple.....and then tried to randomly sew one from each pile to the strip....not necessarily in any order.  Very hard for me to do.  Do you struggle with random? 

Here are the strips, and a few extra pieces:










I am also continuing with construction of small Broken Dishes blocks:





Last week I finished 50 of them.  By the time I'm finished with this quilt, I will probably be able to assemble them in my sleep!

What is on your design wall this week?  The small cheddar baskets quilt is still on mine, but the rows are half sewn together, and it should come down soon.  Especially since I have the Baskets of Buds quilt that I want to put up there.

I am so happy that you participate in Design Wall Mondays, and all I ask is that you refer back to this particular blog post somewhere within your blog post.  Thanks!



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14 comments:

  1. I just got the book last week with the pattern with the Baskets of Buds pattern in it, such a lovely quilt! Happy Stitching!

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  2. It has to feel good to be so close to finishing off one of the "time out" projects. I have problems with random too. It's almost impossible for me to piece that way.

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  3. those both look like really good quilts - I spent Sunday dying fabric for a backing

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  4. I love your projects! Great use of color-- you're inspiring!

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  5. I too have trouble with random. whenever I try and do something random, it is not random or looks horrible. But, I keep trying to see if I can let go of some control (just a little bit).

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  6. Oh, I love those baskets! I have two projects with border problems--you're encouraging me to tackle them.

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  7. You did a great job with doing random. This quilt is fabulous. Those Broken Dishes blocks. OMGoodness they are tiny! Cut OhSoCute!!!

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  8. Oh how I love those baskets! I am a sucker for 30's fabrics!!

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  9. I'm really good at random but I cannot guarantee the outcome will be pleasing to the eye, lol. Thank you for the linky party.

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  10. Thanks for allowing me to post non design wall items! This week I happened to have a knit finish so it's my post. At least I have a wall in the photos? LOL

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  11. Oh boy - I see a project coming down the road with Gretchen!!! I am definitely a control freak and cannot do 'random' at all. I love your baskets and I have a lot of 1930's and Aunt Gracies that I have collected since 2002 and 2004..... Oh boy - can I learn how to quilt in my sleep? I am so hooked!

    I finished Enduring Love by Carol Hopkins in 2015 - well OK I stopped at a point where things were not working. I picked it up this month and finished it and it is one of my favorites!!!! So the lesson learned is when we have a problem with a quilt project and not sure about it - set it aside and then come back to it! Always works for me!

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  12. One other thing - I bought the book after Gretchen told me about your post! Thx for the information - it is a hard book to get now.

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog, Judy. Isn't it a funny ol' world, unbeknowns to you and me, we are stitching the same beautiful, "Buds in the Basket" quilt at the same time. I love how different they look using different fabrics. Yours is lovely, Judy. Love your Broken Dishes fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your Design Wall Monday.

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