Saturday, January 14, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week was a busy one.  (What else is new, Joyful?!)  I started off by making the Part 7 - Reveal units for Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Mystery, then switched gears to...

PURPLE:


I also worked on some RSC cutting:



Those 4.5" squares will (eventually) be transformed into star points for my Scrap Jar Stars.  This block is SUCH a process for me!! 

Next step?  Find and cut neutrals.  I'm thinking of using a gray on white FQ bundle (my 1st purchase of this kind) that I bought on SALE at Burkholder's in Lancaster, PA a couple of years ago. There should be enough fabric for the size quilt that I'm planning.

Next, I assembled my first En Provence block:



Along with one of the border units:


No further assembly was completed because I decided that I wanted to get started on quilting my Think Spring (The Tiffany Mystery) Quilt using my Swirl 15 Circle Lord template:



I was hopeful while quilting the first Swirl...



But... things went south very quickly:



Apparently, there were some issues with the set-up of my quilting template because swirls DO NOT include straight lines.  Oops!!

My tech guy took a look and made some adjustments.  That was AFTER two passes of the Swirl pattern:


I'm thinking that I'm going to leave this portion in and chalk it up to a LEARNING EXPERIENCE.  I know that many of you wouldn't DREAM of leaving this wobbly mess in your quilt!!  However, the thought of ripping out two entire rows of quilting on my own quilt simply doesn't appeal to me. 

Thoughts??

Head over to Angela's LINK PARTY to see what the other RSC Quilters have been up to this week.  I'll meet you there!!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

17 comments:

  1. I'm with you. I would leave it in (considering the recipient.) If it's going to be a quilt in my house that will be used on the bed or couch I would definitely leave it in. I do rip out stitches if there is too much poor tension on the back (because sometimes depending on the issue could come unraveled at a later date making a blank spot on the quilt wash after wash.) But wobbly and straight lines where they shouldn't be? Left in.

    I've noticed the way my table is set up that every once in a while there is a spot (maybe a dip or something) that throws my Circle Lord boards off. Often times it is at the same point. It's not the board, it's my table set-up. When it keeps happening I take a sharpie marker and make an arrow on the board. When I get closer to that arrow mark while quilting I slow down to pay closer attention so that I don't let my stylist jump out of the dip and go astray.

    When quilting Circle Lord swirls, pull the stylist slightly to the left or right to keep it taught while in the grooves will help your swirls. I slow down and make sure I'm holding it tight especially in the center of the swirls. Then I ease up a little and go faster as the swirl gets larger. Then I start to relax. Then after a few quilts of learning things just flow nicely. You'll be swirling like a princess soon--I know it. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I'd call that a "getting the glitch out" quilt. Still a functional quilt and still very awesome, just not a "show-stopper". Loveable? Huggable? Definitively!! AND warm, so what's to complain about? You did a great job on your first try. Be proud. ;^) P.S. love your En Provence block. Wow!!

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  3. You know me.... leave it in! Great progress and what a neat template design.

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  4. It is so frustrating when machines are not working properly. It does make us appreciate it when everything goes smoothly though. Purple nails look great!

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  5. I'd leave it too! I don't rip quilting unless it's for a customer. Usually recipients are my friends and family, and they won't care about less than perfect quilting. And it would be much better to finish than to abandon it because the frogging is overwhelming!

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  6. I'd leave it too! I just started trying out "Big Stitch" quilting and the back of the quilt showing my first attempt is scary, lol ( front looks better )

    It's staying as is. It's a scrap quilt, it's just for here or at one of my kids...and I'll always be able to reference the first few blocks and improvement down the line from the back :)

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  7. I'd leave it too! I just started trying out "Big Stitch" quilting and the back of the quilt showing my first attempt is scary, lol ( front looks better )

    It's staying as is. It's a scrap quilt, it's just for here or at one of my kids...and I'll always be able to reference the first few blocks and improvement down the line from the back :)

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  8. Your En Provence block is great! I love the orange! I follow Bonnie's blog and Facebook page, too, and that quilt looks complicated!

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  9. I like the colors you're using in your En Provence quilt.
    I wouldn't take out the quilting either. All is forgiven after a go in the washer and dryer. They only quilting I take out is when the bobbin thread goes "loopy" from tension issues, if you know what I mean.

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  10. If you are like me I create most of my quilts for pure enjoyment, and leaving in a mishap here or there just reminds me of all the love that went into the creation.

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  11. I think I'd call 'galloping horse' and let it be. (Or I might be kidding myself and in reality I'd be taking a seam ripper to it at 2am because I couldn't sleep thinking about it...)

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  12. Are you entering the quilt in a show? If not I would leave it. Someday you can look back at it, if you keep it, and laugh at yourself. It will still be as colorful and warm. Your En Provence colors are super. Good going!

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  13. I'd leave it in, unless it's for a customer. Once the quilt is washed and dried, it will look just fine! Love your purple nails - perfect for Carnival season here!

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  14. Agree, leave it in. Once washed I bet you'll hardly notice. You have gotten lots done...good for you!!

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  15. I'm not seeing the straight lines in the rows you quilted. All I see is yummy texture. I love the colors in your En Provence blocks. You must be happy to see it start to come together.

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  16. How cool of you to coordinate your nail polish with the RSC! LOLOL I do that all the time too! NOT! LOL Can't wait to see how your En Provence turns out! Great colors there!

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  17. Your En Provence block is gorgeous. Love your color choices for that project. Looks like you got a good start with your purples.

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