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Monday, June 10, 2013

Liberty Ridge

Happy Monday Everyone!

I have another finish to share.  I didn't piece this entirely this week!  It was a UFO that I had left from Hawaii.  I bought this kit the day it came out from Little Quilts--the designers.  I distinctly remember ordering it because we were having a tsunami in Hawaii and yet I called over to Little Quilts in Georgia to order it.  The charming lady I spoke with, when she found out where I lived, asked, "Aren't you having a Tsunami?"  I laughed and said yes, but that I was safe but I really wanted to make sure I got my kit!  Goodness, the things we quilters I sometimes do.


 
Despite my eagerness to get the kit, I didn't start on it right away.  I eventually did and got as far as framing the panel (yes, the flag is a printed panel--not pieced) with the ribbon border.  I also had the flying geese for the star blocks made. 

 
 
When I pulled out the WIP, all packed up in a large ziplock, I sorted through everything and got it organized.  I began by attaching the cream spacer border above and below the ribbon border.  Then I began to piece the star blocks.
 
I laid them all out to make sure that I had enough pieces, but I was short some of the light corners.  Hmm.  I looked through my stash to see if I had extra fabric, but I didn't.  I did have a few short strips the right width, so I cut them into the squares, but I was still short.  I went though everything again and discovered a pile of the right squares.  I made the star blocks and next I had to sew them together with some spacer strips.  Eee gad!  The short strips I had cut for corner squares (and didn't need once I found the other squares) were my center spacers!!!  This is why I don't like having UFOs--because I forget things, lose things, or screw them up.  I ended up cutting spaces from a different cream fabric from the kit and it is okay, but still...
 
It was pretty easy to attach the star rows and then border it all twice--once with the cream and once with the navy.  I really like how it came out.  There is way more blue in this quilt than red and I really like that look--it is different!
 
 
 
 
I'm loving how my design wall is looking, but I really need to get some layering, basting, and quilting done!
 
After that I started pulling fabric for my Schnibble--Dulcinea this month.  The pattern looks like children's pinwheels to me, so I decided to use some of my "fun" patriotic fabrics that I rarely use.  This is what I have so far, but I'm not certain if I'm going to like it yet.  I will continue for now and see how I like it together.
 
 
I pulled fabrics with stripes and other lines that would lend a sense of movement to the pinwheels.
 
 
Have a great day everyone!
JoAnne



9 comments:

  1. Wow, Liberty Ridge is a stunner!

    Glad to hear that others have difficulty picking up and working on a UFO. I must learn to write notes to myself.

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  2. Gorgeous... great zig-zag border and everything looks great sewn together! Great job!

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  3. OOOO la, la!! You are giving me more ideas!!!! Just wonderful!!

    Blessings

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  4. You are definitely the most "Patriotic Quilter" I know of. Well done. Nothing like a deadline to get those UFO's out of storage!

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  5. Liberty Ridge is wonderful, but then I love all your patriotic flimsies... keep working on those pinwheels... they look terrific!

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  6. I quilted a Liberty Ridge custom nearly two years ago I think. It really is a gorgeous pattern!

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  7. Love your pinwheel blocks! Nice Patriotic quilts too.

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  8. The pinwheels look great in those colours, just like ones you can buy at fairs and shows. You put so much thought into your schnibbles fabric and placement. I would just be using charm packs, but I do think they look better with careful fabric placement.

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