Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quilt Along... Week 3 and all caught up

Aaaahhh, I'm all caught up with the Quilt Along!!! YAY! So here are my blocks, all sewn together, then cut and in stacks. :) Unfortunately, on about oh, the last strip I figured out that I hadn't read the directions very well. I have skimming issues. I skim when I read. I know, I know. This is why I got only so-so grades in high school, lol. I was supposed to put the strips together 'randomly', but instead I put each one in the same order as the last.


But Dana (the Quilt Along host) said not to sweat the small stuff... so I'm not. Frankly, I think this was God's way of making this easier on me. I LOVE the way random and askew things look... but I have a REALLY hard time doing it myself. When I was little I used to wonder what foot I took my first step with, because I thought that when I died I should take my last step with the other foot so it was 'even'. LMBO! I KNOW! Stop laughing and keep reading. ;) I know, I have some serious OCD tendancies. (Funny thing is, I am SO MESSY, but my towels have to be folded a certain way. The Living Room can have stuff everywhere, but my cabinets should be organized! lol). So anyway, can you imagine the stress I would have put myself under attempting to make these blocks "random"? Dear me, I would still be organizing. ;)


So here is my theory on what it might look like...


Not the random quilt originally planned but I am loving the colors I chose. I was originally a little nervous about the blue not being quite right... but I think it works. :) I hope the kids will understand when I tell them they can't touch it when it's done, lol.

9 comments:

MariaSoleil said...

You are so like me it's not even funny.

Christy said...

Karin,

LOVE your stuff, and I am jealous of this latest quilt. I'm a quilter too -- even if I haven't had much chance to sew since the triplets joined the family. (No surprise there!) Can't wait to see this come together.

Thanks for letting me craft vicariously through you.

Christy

Kelly O. said...

I actually really like your "not so random" randomness...
like...organized random.
Not everything has to be a surprise. :) your quilt is beautiful!

Charlene said...

Pretty quilt! And, I totally understand the "kids hands off" thing. It seems all my quilts are loved, rolled upon, fort making, cuddle toys. I want a quilt that's just MINE! Nobody elses!!! :) Of course, that would probably make it the most popular and sought after quilt in the house...

Amanda said...

I found your blog at Joy's Hope and I have to say I am so envious of your amazing sewing skills! I have no idea how to even thread our sewing machine! And the colors and patterns in your quilt-to-be are gorgeous! I am such a pink girl!

Catherine said...

I just came here from "Joy's Hope" and when I read "caught up," I panicked that you had the quilt top done. ;) Phew.

fawnda said...

Hopping over from "Joy's Hope" to say that I LOVE the colors of your quilt! very cute!

Venezie Bags said...

*** GOOGLEY EYES ***

I admire all of you who quilt - I just don't have the patience. Wish I did because with results like this, it would be so worth it!

Doreen said...

I'm coming over from Joy's Hope and the quilt colors are just beautiful!!