Thursday, October 23, 2008

This is half?


Do you ever feel like you put a ton of work into a quilt that turns out very small? I am half way done with my Merry Go Round Quilt. This is one of two jelly rolls. The quilt does go the other way, but my camera automatically turns it, which bugs me but I'm too lazy to figure out how to turn it. Anyway, this quilt is going to be a lot smaller then I thought. I think it's something like 64x68. Other than the size, I really am liking it though. I love the colors and fabric. It looks so happy. Now, do I pause here and work on another project for a day or two or do I just keep going? It's a lot of seams to match up!
This quilt is making me want to do a grandmother's flower garden quilt. I love them. However, I do not think I will love hand piecing. Also, I feel like if I hand pieced the top I'd feel and obligation to hand quilt it, which I know I do not like to do. Anyone made a grandmother's flower garden quilt on the machine?

5 comments:

Sherri said...

I took a class about 2 years ago where we did grandmother's flower garden blocks by machine...they turned out perfect. We used templates and then marked dots 1/4" in from point then sewed to the markings.

Sherri said...

I forgot to say...I love your quilt!!!

Nicole said...

the quilt looks great! Is that from a pattern. I got a couple of jelly rolls on clearance and have been searching for the perfect thing. It is kids fabric, so mine would me MUCH smaller....but really this is perfect!! Oh, and ad for taking a break or finishing....that is tough. I have a WIP I have been doing for 8 mo that I never should have put aside, but then sometimes I do just need a breather from some projects. Selfishly, I think you should finish up. I want to see it finished! :)

Stephanie said...

Love the quilt. Great fabrics. As for flipping your picture...I use Kodak EasyShare and once my pics are loaded you can edit. There are little arrows at the top and you can rotate the photo however you want. Also there is a free program called Picnik. You can do photo editing and it's very simple. I'm technically illiterate and I figured it out myself. You can crop, enhance color, rotate, whatever...

Carrie said...

I'm working on a quilt like this one using the Wee-Play Jelly Rolls. Mine is turning out smaller than I thought it would too.

You have a cute blog. I'm from Utah too!