Monday, May 21, 2012

Design Wall Monday



Civil War Diary Quilt, set as pictured in the Farmers Wife book.
I never follow a pattern precisely :)


I have a completed Civil War Diary Quilt top to show. Well, I thought so. It needs to be squared up. After multiple pictures and show and tells, one of my friends pointed out something. "Is this your Amish mistake in your quilt?", she asked. (you know that purposeful mistake to keep you humble, not prideful.)

"ummm, nope, why?" I asked. (because believe me, there are plenty of unintentional mistake in this thing, like blocks not lining up, squares with misplaced colors, etc.)

"Weeeeellll, you missed a sashing bar," she states.

I replied, "I AM SO HAPPY YOU POINTED THAT OUT BEFORE I STARTED TO QUILT IT!"

See that lower left corner? NO sashing bar , easy fix
So I need to add a sashing bar AND square it up. But it is photo worthy. :) I am thrilled.
Civil War Diary Quilt


What am I working on currently? I am in the process of quilting my tops that are stacking up. I have a lil twister tool to use for a quilt. I have several patterns I am working on. Plenty to do. But that day job still gets in the way of my quilting life, :)


17 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

That is just so beautiful!! I've loved seeing the journey of this one. Can't wait to see how it's quilted. What a treasure.

Susan said...

Such a gorgeous quilt......... Happy Dancing for you here in NC in honor of this finish.

Gari said...

At least that sashing bar is on the edge and not somewhere in the middle. This is a great looking quilt, one I would not have the patience to make.

Jo said...

AMAZING...I am never patient enough to do a sampler quilt. I love seeing them!

yorkie mom said...

Love it!!!

Nann said...

LOL!
If it hadn't been pointed out I wouldn't have known.

marcella said...

It always amazes me that someone would brag that they had to intentionally put in an error because they are so perfect :-) Glad your missing sashing was on the outside edge and not in the middle. Sounds like you have some fun projects to look forward to.

Debbie said...

A great quilt...so glad the missing sashing was spotted in time and is an easy fix!

Gail said...

I can't spot it in the photo, but I'm sure you are VERY glad to be able to fix it before quilting. Wonderful quilt.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous work.

Kathy said...

That is so lovely! I used a similar setting for my Farmer's Wife Quilt and had the same problem with forgetting a sashing strip... more than once! Three cheers for an easy fix and a finish!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! Beautifully done.

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, so beautiful! Congrats on finishing it!

Diane said...

your quilt is fantastic!! So glad your friend saw the missing sashing piece!! You should be quite proud of this quilt-beautiful!!

ANudge said...

What a great quilt. Thanks for sharing. I didn't see the mistake until you pointed it out.

Lisa said...

that is hilarious!! so something I would do :) Ilkove your blokcs though! wow!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful quilt and yes, thank goodness someone noticed the sashing missing. Although in the big scheme of things it would still be a lovely quilt if no one had noticed/mentioned it. Of course, once you noticed it - it would have driven you crazy! Great job!