Friday, September 13, 2013

Unpicking Flowers


When yellow was the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I didn't have many yellow scraps so I combined them with orange and red to make some crumb blocks which then, when combined with some pink, turned into bow tie blocks and then the whole thing turned into a quilt top. 

I decided to free motion quilt some five petaled  flowers on my plain Jane DSM and when I got about 3/4 of the way finished I happened to notice I had horribly (and I mean horribly) bunched up the backing and quilted over it on about 1/4 of the quilt.  It was a yucky mess so I threw it into a pile to linger which is where it's been since about June.  Since it was a crumb quilt and going to be a donation quilt I didn't want to take the time to rip it all out. I thought the whole mess would probably stay a UFO forever. 

Then I remembered I had a four hour car trip to and from my niece's wedding Labor Day weekend. So, the seam ripper and quilt went with me.  It took the whole trip there and half the trip back - 6 hours of  UNPICKING FLOWERS. 

I'm not sure I ever want to do that again.  

But anyway, now the quilt is finished (well, it's not really finished until it is washed) and I kind of like it even though  I would never list pink, yellow or orange as a favorite color. 

This quilt has a lot of fun built in...cats and gingerbread boys peeking at you...

 ...Spiderman hanging out and where else will you find taco chips and sunflowers next to each other?
And here's another kitty that wants to play and, look!....there's Spiderman again.  Who would think he would show up in a predominately pink quilt? 


This quilt will go to Wrap a Smile  - quilts for kids undergoing cleft lip/cleft palate surgery. 

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5 comments:

akainik said...

Love it! What a great pink!!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Bright and happy quilt. thanks for sharing stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts

Cyn said...

Super! Me likey. Kudos to you for fixing it... now that is determination. Good use of car time. Love it. Like your colors and the cute flower quilting design!

Ellen said...

I love the happy scrappiness! Even though ripping out quilting stitches is extremely tedious you did get to finish a wonderful donation quilt to pass on to a deserving child.

Terri said...

I admire anyone who would spend 6 hours to undo... and for a charity quilt. Kudo's to you, dear. Not anyone around here would do such a complicated block either. They're big into the Jelly Roll Quilts around here... for Project Linus anyway. My hat is off to you.
Hugs