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The weekend that got away from me… complete with pictures!

Can you imagine trying to get FOUR quilts done in one weekend?  That’s what my wife and I attempted to accomplish… and failed miserably.

We started trying to do the two blue pinwheel quilts, but as I said in a previous post… shopping comes first!  So, after work on Friday we made a special trip into Fort Worth that has the largest selection available.  I wanted to be able to get some early Christmas fabric as soon as I could and this is what I found:

Back to the story though, Saturday morning came and I had a leisurely breakfast followed by an unbelievably long problem at work that needed to be taken care of.  Fast forward to 1pm on Saturday when I finally had the time to “Start” the pinwheels.  I was feeling confident that I could still manage to make three of the quilts at that point.

Sunday morning came and we started to get the ball rolling early.  We were making good time until a comment from me stopped play again…  have you ever heard of a couple fighting over seam allowances and construction techniques?  We don’t argue that often, but this seemed to be the weekend for everything to go askew so why not?

As you can see, we made up, but that caused another four-hour stoppage!  Then as we’re setting the blocks together, you might have already guessed… they did not line up the way they were supposed to.  Blame it on Karma or a cosmic joke, but no matter what we did they were off here and there.  It was 6pm on Sunday night at this point and we were about to call it quits without having completed even one quilt.

They panels were done however and we just needed to sew them together.  Of course they didn’t line up.  We tried to figure out what to do with them and in the end came up with an idea that we’ll try later this week and I’ll post pictures of.  In the mean time, here are the panels together.

At 7pm on Sunday night we decided to start work on the purple.  It requires almost 150 squares, we did not finish cutting both sets of it out.  Here are some  pics of the material and the blocks that were finished.

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10 thoughts on “The weekend that got away from me… complete with pictures!

  1. What you DID accomplish together is beautiful, though! 🙂

  2. I’m sure the “idea” you & your wife came up with will make the quilt all the more personal and maybe even nicer than the pattern. That’s usually the case. Plus, you’ve got this great story to go with it every time you use your quilt and guests ask you about the beautiful pattern… Ahhh, memories! 🙂

    • Yes, this will definitely carry some wonderful memories for both of us. We decided to add 10 full squares to increase the size as well as the other additions we’re making. It will take all week and maybe into next, but I think it will be worth it.
      Thanks for the comment!

  3. PS…the smiley face was supposed to be at the end.

  4. Hey, a smiley face is great wherever it is put! Have a wonderful morning DaisyGarden…

  5. Jennie on said:

    love what you did accomplish!

  6. Thank you Jennie. Had the weekend been different, I’m sure we could have gotten more completed. I’m just working on having more than a “handfull” of quilts in the house. They are sooooo awesome to have around.

  7. Four quilts in one weekend is pretty ambitious! I don’t know if I would have been able to finish as much as you did! I love the blue pinwheels and I’m anxious to see the completed top. Blue is my favorite…. The purple fabrics are very pretty. should make a beautiful quilt.

    Ya know…my husband and I have hadour share of “discussons” over the past many years but never about seam allowances!!! 🙂

  8. I’m thinking of two different ways to go with it. I’ll have it decided this weekend.

    It’s rare and after very funny what we end up arguing about!

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