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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Return to the Green

This weekend I pulled a UFO off the pile. First I had to assess the damage. One of the reasons I put this quilt away was that I had started quilting it and I didn't like it. But as I've discovered in the past, some things aren't as bad now as I imagined them then. 
Not so in this case, it was still bad! There was a lot of unsewing to be done but it was made easier by listening to the TV. 
I unpicked one entire side but the good news is that I couldn't find it this morning. But I sure could see it will I was marking and quilting! That just means there aren't any serious needle holes that I'm going to have to worry about (OCD).
I marked and marked. I felt guilty for taking the easy way out. Grid work isn't fancy but I admit I do like it. I just feel lazy doing it. 
But I love the look of it now! I think it really sets those tiny little trees. And an added bonus (in my humble opinion) is that it makes the quilt look antique. So that makes me happy!
I should be able to have this UFO finished by the end of the week. Then maybe I'll have more of a plan for my tiny dresdens. 

Have a happy Wednesday!
Take care, Brandie


Heather said...

I just got a chance to look at several of your recent posts. Wow, you have been busy with some fun projects. I love the pickle quilt and those little Dresden plates are adorable. And such pretty swirly quilting. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Shay said...

It's absolutely beautiful Brandie!

Createology said...

This quilt is stunning. I can't believe you unstitched sew much of it. Better that you like what you have created. Beautiful Dear...

Dee said...

I'm glad you're happy with it now after so much work. It's so easy to put aside a project we're struggling with and never get back to it. Still love those trees!

Miriam said...

I love this quilt! Beautiful work!