Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Funday

 I spent most of yesterday pressing OMG.  SO many seams!  I should have planned better how they would nestle while I was making the blocks.  That failure led to a lot of manual seam turning during assembly, which meant that all the seams needed to be re-pressed in the flimsy so that they would lie flat.  Planning!  So over rated.  Thanks to lots of spray starch and many hours with a hot iron, it is now flat as a pancake and stiff as a board.
I initially pulled a traditional red and blue for double borders.  Now that I am looking at the picture of the finished flimsy though, I see a huge lime green band on the large central diagonal with hot pink bands on either corner.  I might pull something along those lines and see if it is too bright.  
 First though, I might finish another broken dishes block or two.  It is a three day weekend, which leaves me with an extra day to sew!  Yesterday lost a lot of time to putting away Christmas and catching up on laundry.  Today the kids are asking for movies.  Tomorrow is all for me.  I wonder what I will be able to get done?
I am linking up with Oh Scrap and Slow Stitching Sunday today.  You should visit and see what everyone else is up to before you get going on your day.


34 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I don't think you could go wrong no matter what color you use on the border.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh Angela it is absolutely stunning! I adore it! Love love love :)
Enjoy your stitching... you deserve a relaxing day to yourself!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful projects! Love your use of color.

Deb A said...

Love the idea of the lime green and pink for that quilt. It is gorgeous. The quilting is coming along great on the broken dishes. Enjoy your sewing day tomorrow.

Charlene S said...

Can't go too bright is you stay with tones in top. It is beautiful!

Kat Scribner said...

I can only say GORGEOUS! yOU MUst be very excited to have it together.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is a huge amount of work, really quite amazing.

Libby in TN said...

I'm thinking you may have something special with the lime/pink border idea. Can't wait to see what you decide. Enjoy your day off!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Angela, that is just beautiful! What an accomplishment! I can only imagine what it was like to match up all those seams.

The Joyful Quilter said...

OMG is AWESOME!!! (I think I need to go make some more Tiny Nines now.)

Clumsy Chord said...

That quilt top looks Amazing!!

Chantal L. said...

Love your OMG! I think lime and pink would be lovely. I understand about the manual seam turning as I am not very good at prediction (or remembering) which side to press the seams. Enjoy your long weekend. ;^)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Wow, that is amazing! Such tiny pieces. Enjoy your day of sewing and thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

gayle said...

That OMG is all the WOW there is!
And I think you're right about the lime and pink. (And I'm not particularly fond of either of those colors, but can't argue with the fact that this is calling for them!)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Did you have a method on the number of blocks for each block to achieve the look?

Pretty pretty

Kathy S. said...

Wow! That is a lot of seams. One of my friends says, "The more pain in the ____ the quilt blocks are the more beautiful the quilt." I know this quilt is gonna be gorgeous! Press on, my friend.

Melody A. said...

Wow, it is a gorgeous quilt !! Love the vibrancy and delicateness of the design and color!! Congratulations !! Thank you for all your talent and encouragement to so many of us out here. from Iowa

PaulaB quilts said...

That is a perfect rainbow scrap quilt! I can't even imagine how many blocks, much less pieces, are in there. A beautiful design, but not overly busy. Any color or even a lovely print would make a fine border. Good luck with the finish.

katie z. said...

Your OMG is simply amazing! My colors don't play nearly as nicely as yours do, in terms of rows. Nicely done.

Heidi said...

Your patchwork sparkles! I would probably make a big mess auditioning my entire stash for the perfect border, but I tend to read an entire menu when dining too, hahaha! OMG is gorgeous!

Angie said...

Gorgeous so far! Can't wait to see the lime green & pink - sounds awesome!

beaquilter said...

that top is just AWESOME!! I might just slap a skinny solid (dark) border and then a wide white on it.... then another solid or even scrappy binding...?? yours is awesome no matter what you do with it

Cherie in St Louis said...

OMG is stunning!! I think you're right to check out the lime and pink option, can't wait to see :)

Lynne Stucke said...

Gorgeous, Angela!! I know you have to be thrilled!!!!!!

Andee said...

It is gorgeous. I still need to put together two of my previous RSC BOM's! That did not stop me from starting a new one today though!

margaret said...

what a beauty and the fabric choice for the borders looks good though your alternative I am sure will work equally as well

Kaja said...

This is full-on gorgeous! It may have taken time to sort the seams but all your work was worth it. I too like the idea of the brighter borders.

Helen in the UK said...

WOW!!! Stunning, it must by huge! Congrats :)

Beth said...

Omigosh has been on my bucket list for a long time. I think it has been pushed farther up! A few finishes first tho. Yours is GORGEOUS!

Nell's Quilts said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. The colours just dance! So many choices for borders. Whatever you choose it should be beautiful.

dq said...

The first quilt is to die for! I agree that it is always a good idea to plan seam pressing, but it really isn't so bad to reverse the during assembly. We have to press the blocks again anyway after the new seams (ha ha).

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY project!

Bonnie said...

Oh man I love that rainbow quilt. I had to look at it closely to see what the blocks are. And, really, my first thought was oooh, I want to make that this year. And then I realized there were a gazillion blocks in there and I would never get them done! So, back to my drawing board to figure out what I'm going to use as a block.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It is stunning! Oh I sympathize with you on that pressing situation but it was well worth it.

Kate said...

OMG is gorgeous! All the effort on the seams will be well worth it.