Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's All About The Reverse Sewing!

UPDATE, UPDATE----Today Tuesday, June 9th , is Ms. Geranium's birthday.
A giant HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Sharon! (((((hugs))))))!

Here's my Scrappy Star quilt with the rows all sewn together. Yesterday when I laid it out I found a bunch of like fabrics together. Not the end of the world, but it was making me crazy. It was the light squares, and light half square triangles with the darks. It just left holes here and there.......so that's when all the reverse sewing started happening, and happening. Two hours later all fixed. Now there are some darks touching on the diagonal here and there, but enough is enough and I'm leaving them. The two scrappy outer borders are the next step and then finished! Not bad for 4 l/2 years!!!



Over on Jen's blog I saw this quilt and just knew Baby Polka Dot had to have one. It just so happens that Jen has sets of these letters on her Etsy site and mine arrived yesterday. They are so great and come already fused. I am going to (without shame) copy her quilt because it is just so cute ( with her permission of course! ) So if you are in need of some letters Jen's the person to go to.

Now that I am back on board and have this new zippy computer I have been catching up on all things bloggy. Marcie has this really cute pox button that she has made up and we are all welcome to snag so our blogs will be immunized!! Some people are so darn clever, not me, but some people....just sayin'!

Then I was visiting over at Quilt Hollow and there is the cutest Sewing Machine video if you click here! So perfect for all of us who love our sewing machines.
Ms. Geranium is busy, busy getting settled in her new digs. I hear the second truck made it there yesterday. We had been texting like crazy, but now finally back to emails. With all the boxes I saw they should be unpacked by Xmas!

So there you have it for a Saturday in Polka Dot Land. Happy day to everyone :-) !!

15 comments:

jen duncan said...

I love your scrappy stars Cheryl. I had the same thing happen when I put my selvage blocks together recently. Two identical strips touching side to side. GAH! I'm not willing to tear it all out but I know it'll bug me every time I look at it!
I'm glad you like the letters. Have fun building a new baby quilt!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love the star quilt...I think it looks great. :) Thanks for all of the well wishes. Enjoy your weekend...

MARCIE said...

I love that scrappy quilt of yours! And those fused letters are so cool! Thank you for mentioning "the Patch". My granddaughter designed it! Glad you are back on line!

Karen said...

Ugh! Unsewing isn't fun but, if things were bothering you, well worth taking the time to do it. You would never have been happy with the finished product.

Thimbleanna said...

LOVED that sewing machine song -- thanks for the link! I LOVE your scrappy stars too -- you'll be so happy that you took the time to fix it!

Trisha said...

I'm in love with your scrappy stars quilt! Love it!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love Jens quilt and baby polka dot will love his.
That second truck load.............not so much fun. Wish you were here to help me unpack.

Allie said...

That star quilt is wonderful! But reverse sewing *shudder*. NOT my fave. Love the alphabet quilt too!

deb said...

LOVE the alphabet quilt, maybe I will have a grandbaby someday to make one for??????

AwtemNymf said...

The quilt looks great! The alpha letters are cute. I'll have to keep those mind if I need letters! Hugs!

Karen said...

Your star quilt is great! I love the colors;) I met Marcie in blogland--turns out one of her family members is married to my sil's best friend...amazing how the world seems to shrink here in blogland;)

Susan said...

Your scrappy star quilt is gorgeous Cheryl. Can't wait to see it finished.

Nan said...

I sent Sharon a card - I hope she gets it today! I'm sure she's up to her eyeballs in packing boxes now - moving is such a joy, isn't it?
Your scrappy stars turned out beautifully! You did such a good job, Cheryl! Those letters are too cute - I may have to purchase some! Thanks for the heads-up.
I love "the Patch" - too cute! I must get one!
The sewing machine song is too cute - I saw that movie a long time ago. I thinks it's time to watch it again! I love the old musicals.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Thank you Miss Polka Dot and my flowers are beautiful!!!!!!! Just beautiful!!! What a nice surprise!!! Thank you again!!
Hugs

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Yuck -- reverse sewing!

I'm in love with that star quilt! Very nice. And so scrappy -- my favorite kind of quilt.