So here's the finished quilt. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
(Remember, I'm giving up on perfection; this quilt proves I'm serious.*)
Everyone did a lovely job on the blocks. They worked so beautifully together. The quilt measures 50 x 58".
I had two extra blocks and I cut each of them into four pieces for the back.
I couldn't get a good hanging shot of the back to show the quilting, but it's a large double diamond with ties in the middle of the diamonds.
This quilt is being donated to the Wrap Them In Love Foundation and I would like to think it's got a long life ahead of it. I'll get it packed up and sent out tomorrow.
I wanted to share this photo too. I recruited my hubby to help me with the basting. He's such a good sport.
*Yes, I messed up when I sewed the blocks together. I noticed it when I took it out to take photos of the quilt top. But, I brought it back inside, took it apart, "fixed" it, and finished it up. When I removed it from the dryer, I realized that my solution to the problem wasn't a solution at all and I had created a row of blocks turned the wrong direction! I'm hoping maybe you didn't notice until I told you and I sincerely apologize to my fellow bee members for goofing it up.
i wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything! it looks gorgeous!
I love it! You did a wonderful job and I seriously would have never noticed!
Nobody will notice except you. Looks great!
I still can't find it! I think the colors are fantastic and it looks great!
wow, what a cheery happy quilt! It's gorgeous. Great work. And I still don't see what is wrong with it.
I didn't notice till you pointed out! I'm sure the charity will be thrilled with it, and your fellow bee-ers will be proud to have been a part of it.
really sooopah ... did anyone try anonymous's trick for sewing the squares from the original post?? I'm going to have a go this w/e ... very inspiring and a lovely lovely project :)
I love this and don't see any flaws!
Curious to try that alternate technique too. Thank you!
That flaw was very hard to see. No apologies necessary! I love how you did up the back too.
Say What? I don't see a thing :-). It's lovely...
It's lovely, Melanie! I didn't notice the mess-up until I read your note at the bottom, scrolled back up and hunted for the row.
It is gorgeous! I didn't notice either until you mentioned it, and of course I went back for another look.
Isn't it funny how when we show people a quilt we point out all the flaws, if we didn't say anything they would think it was perfect!
I'm still not sure I see what the problem is. I think this quilt is fantastic!
This quilt is lovely - so cheery! And its eventual owner certainly won't care about perfection either. I have to try out these blocks on my next quilt...
I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything. I think the quilt is absolutely beautiful Melanie!
Melane, how can I learn more about the do. good stitches group? Love the quilt! Great job everyone!!!Julia
What a beautiful quilt!
I just linked over here for the first time from sew sarah and saw your header with the color wheel quilt! I just finished one myself and posted about it on my blog, www.silverlilysews.blogspot.com
All I see is a lovely quilt. Boooo to anyone who says different! :)
Oh, i love this quilt and the lovely, happy colors! It is perfect and you did a wonderful job.
Your dear husband is more than a good sport, he is a Saint!!
Thank you for your fun and inspiring Blog.
I don't see it, I think it looks just beautiful!
I make rules for my quilts, too... but unless you share what the rules were the viewer wouldn't know if you made a mistake. I think you've made a perfectly beautiful quilt! That's all that matters, and the recipient will be extatic.
I love these and yours is fabulous!
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