Tuesday, September 10, 2013

High Five

This quilt is from Amanda Jean and Cheryl's book, Sunday Morning Quilts.  This is one of those quilts that sometimes I love and sometimes I don't love.  I love the pattern and I love the original in the book, I just don't love mine.  I wish I would've used another color with the pink and blue, so the blocks would stand out a little better.  
But then, other times I look at it up close and LOVE all the little pieces of fabric (they are little, this block finishes at 4.5 inches).   
I started making these blocks at least a year ago, probably more, just so I could use up my overflowing pink and blue scraps.  I thought it would end up bigger, but as other projects started piling up, this one got pushed to the back burner.  
 Eventually I settled on baby size (a good friend had a baby girl), and I was pretty much done with all the blocks.  All I had to do was sew them together.  I love a quick finish.
 I did add some color on the binding...a pretty yellow stripe.  I think this helps it out a lot.
I quilted it in loops going across the quilt.  I love this quilting, it's fast and easy.
Then as I was getting ready to package this quilt up, I noticed a tiny hole (looked like scissors had snipped it) on of the small scraps.  I was frustrated.  Part of me wished I hadn't even seen it.  What to do???  The quilt was totally finished.  I HATE starting over or unpicking.  
I ended up making a small patch out of the same fabric, and hand stitching it to the top.  I think it worked out pretty well.  I'm don't know that anyone will ever notice.  I hope it holds up...
 I backed it in pink dots and grey presents. 
 Hopefully I can get this shipped off to that sweet new baby who is already 6 months old....

19 comments:

  1. I love it! I'm sure it will be treasured and loved and the patch will go completely unnoticed :-)
    I just received this book, hope whatever I make turns out as beautiful as yours!

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  3. Fret not - it's lovely. And I can see the blocks clearly so don't worry about that either.

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  4. Oh, I love it!!! It's so pretty, just with the aqua and pink.

    I had to search and search for that patch. No one will ever notice. Smart solution!

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  5. That happened to me too. I cut out the entire piece leaving a seam allowance and hand appliqued on a whole new piece (5" SQUARE) then reinforced it by ditch in the ditch again--the whole quilt was stitch in the stitch--and it looks like nothing ever happened. If you replaced the whole piece I think you would be happier.

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  6. Love, love, love what you have done with high five. You may not be entirely happy with it - that happens to all of us - but it is so sweet and will be a cherished gift. Really like the binding choice too!

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  7. Oh, the cuteness. And I think it's nice that the squares are more subtle. ...and LOVE the scrappiness.

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  8. I like it! You did a great job of patching it

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  9. I think it's darling! Don't you hate seeing mistakes or holes in the quilt when you are past the point of return. It happens to me way too much! Great finish!

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  10. It is feminine, and sweet, and lovely. You used a lot of special fabric in that quilt!

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  11. the colors are amazing. i love this quilt so much, you have some a lovely fabric in your stash

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  12. You have the absolute best taste in fabric. I love the little birds with the love notes, and the grey presents, such cute fabrics!

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  13. I think it is very sweet. You should be proud.

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  14. So wonderfully complex in its scrappiness! I love the pink and blue with just a little yellow

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  15. Gorgeous! I wish I could quilt, but it's in a loooong list of things I want to learn :-p

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  16. Don't be so hard on yourself, it looks beautiful and cheerful! I'm sure the baby will love it for many years!

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  17. Your quilt is really lovely ,what a lot of work involved xx

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