Monday, May 27, 2013

"It Will Quilt Out" ... or Will It?

I've been looking ahead a little and thinking about a project to focus on for a Lovely June Finish.  Here's what's on my design wall:

Design Wall - May 27

This is an old UFO with some challenges.  It was made from individual diamonds as part of a fabric swap/challenge. It isn't flat.  I put it together during a quilting day with friends and was assured by more experienced quilters that, "it will quilt out."  I guess I'm finally going to find out if that's true :-) 

One four-diamond strip was flipped the wrong way around. Oops. 

I've already blogged about the challenge of those flower-like appliqué pieces that I've since decided to replace with English paper pieced star-flower shapes. 

It seems like a good time to work on a red, white and blue project ... it could become June's lovely finish and a patriotic quilt to have around the house for the Fourth of July.

Updated to add a link to the June Goal Setting Party for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

10 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Wouldn't it be great to have this ready for July 4th?!?
A deadline is always motivating!!

Nann said...

I hope you can get the bugs worked out of this top, because it will make a stunning quilt!

P. said...

Such a striking piece! I hope everything does work out, because it seems to be off to an awesome start.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt. It does look really challenging, hope it all works (quilts) out.

Becky said...

In stars class with Alex Anderson a long time ago I learned the value of spray starch. She let the starch take up the extra. Just press it dry. It does work. I really like the project!

Julie in GA said...

Your RWB project looks fabulous! Good luck overcoming the challenges--it will make a perfect July 4th quilt.

Cloud CouCou said...

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog and for your comment. I'm not usually that productive, just had lots of little things to finish! I love your quilt, the colours are gorgeous and work so well together.I'm sure it will look great when it's all finished.

Rainbows in Wool said...

so i'm reading some blog post and a pic at the bottom keeps catching my eye, some bright star thing, then I see Sophie in Santa Fe, so I click on it to see if it's you. Hi, wendy

Rainbows in Wool said...

i like it, can you shrink cotton up like you can wool I wonder??

Renee said...

What a fun little quilt! I love the border pieces, they really add a nice pop of color! The whole thing reminds me of a firework!

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