Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting for Spring

Spring was a long time coming, wasn't it?
It seemed like it to me.

In January, I joined QuiltDad's Block A Palooza Quilt Along.
It was my first and I didn't put much thought into it
beyond, oh, this sounds fun! LOL

After a few weeks, I really wasn't liking what I could see the final product turning out to be.
So I stopped and set it aside for awhile.
Eventually, I redesigned the quilt into something I did like
and got back to work on it.

I finished it and sent it off to the quilters,
with a bit of trepidation.
I let Allie pick out the thread color, as it was going on her bed,
and she picked pink.
Since the center design block is white, I was more then a little worried
about how the pink thread was going to look.

But, we picked it up from the quilter yesterday and I love it.
The pink was a perfect choice and the quilting itself is wonderful.
Imagine my surprise when I was checking it out and realized I had
messed up one of the rows! Eeeekkkkkkk!
The blocks were supposed to alternate.
But when I attached the top row, I accidently flipped the row and ended up
with matching blocks in the corners. Nothing I can do about it now.
 Ohhhh, but I am upset with myself.
Here you go.

Waiting for Spring.
Quilt #7 of 11 in '11.


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I LOVE IT!!! It's is so Spring and pretty! I wasn't crazy about the quilt along either. I didn't participate but I watched as the blocks came out. Nothing exciting at all. THIS is awesome!

Melissa said...

Thanks Jen :) I am really happy with how it turned out!

Dandelion Quilts said...

This is so cheery...I love it. Love the blocks, and the applique center, quite original. VERY cute. Great quilting, too.

Kathy said...

This quilt is really nice, love the colours and the quilting design.