Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sewing and Ripping

I've been diligently working on a new quilt top.  Even Mr. Squash claims my head has been buried in my trusty Bernina lately.  The quilt is Stephanie's Wringer Washer.  I'd been dying to make it with my new fat eighth bundle of Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs.

First, let me say that this fabric is my new all-time favorite line!  I just love the soft colors and lovely prints!  The other day I finally got the quilt top finished, but as I sewed on the last border I realized I had made a huge oversight of my own.  I won't go into details, it's too embarrasing, but suffice it to say I had to do some major ripping!
Here is the quilt in it's ripped state.  I will be making some more adjustments after which I can finally sew the whole thing back together!   I used Moda's Primitive Muslins as the solids surrounding the small blocks - you can see that they blend perfectly!  This will be so cute once it's quilted and bound! 
Ever since we moved into the Squash House I've had lighting issues in my studio.  The room has windows north and east which don't provide for the best natural light.  At some point we're going to have a Solatube installed in the room but until then I have continued to struggle with good light --- that is until I saw these at Home Depot the other day!  There is an overhead in the room with two 60 Watt bulbs.  I replaced them with these and voila - let there be light!  I'm just tickled that I can finally get a good look at what I'm doing, not to mention reduce the strain on my eyes!  If you have the same problem - do give these a try!


12 comments:

Linda said...

Your version of Wringer Washer is awesome!!! Love Blueberry Crumb Cake. So pretty!!! Don't you just love those Primitive Muslins?? They are my favorite. I have 4 bolts of it here. Crazy. They aren't full bolts. I bought what the shop had left before it was reordered for nearly $2 more a yard. So it was an investment. :-)

Shakerwood said...

A good light makes all the difference, doesn't it? Maybe our eyes won't age faster than the rest of our bodies! There's always hope!!

Just love those colors. My house used to be decorated in them but I switched to something else about 10 years ago. Still love them .....

Mary said...

Will the new lights help you see your mistakes before they happen? Now that would be the perfect lightbulb!!

Stephanie said...

I just love the chocolate and blueberry combination. Seeing your version of Wringer Washer really makes my day. I'm going to get some of those lights! Sometimes I feel like a mole in a hole. :o)

sunny said...

Love the quilt! And the blueberry crumbcake is so totally yummy.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love your quilt and the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabrics are really pretty (a few of them live with me!).

Sue said...

I just love you new Wringer washer quilt ! I am going to have to purchase the blueberry crumb cake fabric after seeing this ;-)

AnnieO said...

Blueberry Crumb Cake has been spotted frequently around blogland and it's easy to see why--yummy! I love this pattern and the colors work so well with it. Hope the new lighting helped with all the quality seam ripper time...

Lynn said...

The fabrics are perfect for this pattern Candace. The older I get, lighting becomes more of an issue...rats!

Libby said...

My windows are north and east, too. I am working on lighting solutions and will follow along on your journey.
Shout out to Solatube - founded in our city. Gotta love a homegrown solution *s*

Barb said...

I hate to rip....sorry you had to but your quilt looks wonderful.

My head is always in the machine...

Ulla said...

I had to eat my last blueberry chocolates after I saw your quilt! Good light makes life so much easier.