Done is Done

Ok, not completely done because I haven't quilted yet. But all the blocks are sewn together and that's done enough for now.
Can't say I like it any better. I've been calling it The Ugly Gypsy Quilt. I'm going to use it to practice my long arm quilting and try to stitch in the ditch around the shapes.
I got these cool rulers at the Machine Quilting Show when I took a class from Deloa Jones while I was in Illinois. I'm very intimidated to try these rulers. Holding a chunk of plastic against the hopping foot of the Big Beast Machine is scary! So if I screw up old Ugly Gypsy, who cares!
One problem to solve– there aren't any ditches. I always iron my seams open. I really like my quilt tops to be dead flat, without that bump on one side. I think for this quilt it would have been better to iron the seams toward the circular shape. I don't think that far ahead! Oh, the details matter. They do.
On to the next! I am really loving this fabric from Lotta Jansdotter. That darn Kelly from Pinkadot Quilts acquainted me with Massdrop. Very dangerous! There is a whole category for sewing and quilting. The turquoise fat quarters I bought in California. I have no idea what I want to do with this fabric. I just want to sew. But I will take more care in selecting a block design. (I probably won't think out the seam pressing tho…)



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  1. I think if you really dislike it you will feel better about your machine quilting and will some new ideas without worry about “ruining” it.
    I do what I can for my quilt friends to tempt them whenever it comes to fabric! I still don’t know what to do with mine either….

  2. Well I actually think is really turned out well. And to have a piece to work on you quilting skills is a great idea. Please post when you have completed–this is fun to watch the progress! And your selection of fabric looks like allot of fun too!

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