Monday, March 27, 2017

Design Wall Monday--UFO #5 again

The last DWM of March is here already.  On my design floor is the same thing all month--my UFO Challenge pick #5, Metro Twist.  All the block piecing was completed a couple of days ago, and today I sewed all the rows together.  There was a lot of seam matching and curved edges to pair up.  It is not perfect, but looks just fine.  I then set about adding more of the Kona Silver to make the Twist blocks float and ran into this:

Dye lot difference that was too noticeable to remain--naturally I didn't notice until after I'd added two sides (cough).  Luckily I found the remainder of yardage from the lighter batch in the Solids bin.  

Much better!  My goal was to make the top about 45" square, a nice size baby quilt.  Next, a back was cobbled together out of a bunch of leftovers and some additions from the fat quarter dresser. 

I feel like I sewed all day to get to this point--which I practically did--but wanted to have the top and back all ready to spray baste after work tomorrow.  I'm thinking simple channel quilting in gray thread. I'll use more of the Kona Silver for the binding to keep the front minimal and modern looking.  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times

My week is pretty light except for a Chinese ballet show outing with my mom, sister, daughter and niece one night, and a funeral on Friday.  It is sad when your parents' friends of 40-50 years begin to go.  We just attended another funeral last Friday for a dear family friend.  Meanwhile, my 98 year old mother in law is getting some hospice assistance, which should give her more attention and hopefully prevent any more ER visits from falls.  She's still quite mobile and talkative, but things do happen to old people in Memory Care. 

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Really nice outcome, Annie!
I have run into that dye lot issue myself, but with navy blue.
You really use up the scraps with the pieced backs, but I'm afraid I would rather be sewing something else. : )
Oh, the ins and outs, ups and downs of senior parent care!! My Dad spoke at the funerals of SO many of his friends before he passed. He and Mom were also the only survivors of their siblings--Mom still is, but my MIL has one surviving brother and sister. She was one of 10 children!

Judy D in WA said...

Your top turn out fabulous! Love the addition of the little bits to the back. I love scrappy/use it all backs. Sew all day to make the back! I sure understand that!!!

Ramona said...

Great baby quilt. I pulled my curve ruler out the other day and played with it a bit. I need to have some time just to cut and sew. Glad you had more of the lighter silver.

Maker Joy said...

UGH! Those pesky dye lot issues. No matter what craft you do it seems they're impossible to avoid.

Your quilt is gorgeous. Such a striking colour combination.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh....love the way your quilt is going...

Pam said...

I love your modern colors! They work so well in your quilt pattern with the soft orange centers.

Kate said...

Glad you were able to find the original silver fabric. I thought the fabric companies had a really good handle on controlling dye lots these days, I guess not. It's a fun and bright quilt with a lot of drama. Love the orange, it works so well in this quilt. Congrats on getting to the finished flimsy stage.

Tanya said...

"Hmmm! So pretty!" I said that out loud when I saw the photo. I wish I had more brights and striking fabrics in my stash... all my quilts sort of turn out looking the same...