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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Trimming up the raw edges

Whenever I am working on one of those quilts where you make the blocks intentionally big, then trim them up later, I always go through a phase of thinking I am really not going to like the quilt that much. That was definitely the case as I finished up my blocks for the Carnival quilt earlier this month. Here they all are on my design wall.

At this stage, I was debating whether I should make the quilt bigger. I decided not to because I wasn't really loving it all that much. However, I do want to finish it and show it at our guild show and tell, so I decide just to cut my losses and start trimming the blocks.

A week later, and a small mountain of trimmed edges later, voila!

Now I like it again! Just have to fiddle with the block placement a little and I will get the top together (hopefully this week), then the job of picking a border starts!


Cindy said...

I think it looks really pretty. The colors jumped out at me and the piecing is really neat. Now I can't wait to see it sewn together.

Colleen said...

I thought your quilt looked familar- Debbie was our speaker at guild on Monday. Your quilt, with its color choices, looks really fun, just like a carnival should be :)

jillquilts said...

It looks awesome!! Picking a border might be tough. Good luck!

Gina said...

It looks fabulous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Great blocks! Glad you didn't give up on 'em! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Very edgy.

Just found your blog. Interests me because I am in Indiana (southwest of Indy), I have a Janome MC6600 and I just bought an HQ16 on Monday.

I'm scared to death of what I have done!

Cheryl Willis said...

this looks just great- what fun fabrics! cheryl