Thursday, July 10, 2008

FSQS Progress

First of all, I am overwhelmed (and, quite frankly, shocked!) by the amazing turnout for my giveaway! Thanks to everyone for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. It sounds like the bags are a big hit! I may just have to make some more for a future giveaway. The giveaway is still open -- I'll be picking numbers at about 9PM EST tonight ... that gives people about 9 more hours to enter.



On a separate note, I finished piecing together the top for my Four Seasons Quilt Swap quilt last night. I really like how it came out. Fits the summery theme, don't you think?

The pattern is called "Bay Breeze" and it's in the Summer 2008 issue of "BH&G Quilts and more".

See that striped piping around the border? That was tricky. It's a 3/4" strip of fabric folded in half, sewn on separately to the top, and then the borders sewn on top of it (and you have to cover the seams). Make sense? I've seen them called "peepers" online before.

Anyhow, working on such a small piece was tough. A lot of the piping got lost in the seam allowance.

OK, for all you eagle-eyed "Where's Waldo" fans out there, there is a bit of a blunder in this quilt. Can you spot it? I worried after making the mistake that it would no longer be "swap-worthy", but I think it's still OK. For you other FSQS swappers out there, what do you think?


14 comments:

  1. Hi John:

    I couldn't find the "flaw" & would be more than happy if your quilt was to end up at my home. . .it's bright & cheery.

    How do you plan on quilting it?

    In peace & pieces,

    Sherry V.

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  2. I don't see the flaw- I think it's fantastic!

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  3. I can't see the flaw either but I love love love this line of fabrics. I want my whole kitchen to look like this. I had someone make me a wonder wallet out of it so of course I had to get some so I can make myself a purse to go with it!

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  4. Nope - me neither - can't see it ! Most of these quilts are not perfect but it doesn't matter at all. So much time and effort goes into them and that's absolutely the main thing.

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  5. I can't find the flaw! I think it looks great and I love the fabric!

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  6. What flaw? Looks fantastic to me. Good job. I looked at the whole subject of "peepers" and decided my dexterity wasn't up to it!

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  7. I love peepers, but I make mine a little wider, much easier to handle when you attach the border. You might find it easier to bast the peeper before you attach the border, that way you won't loose it as you said. Love the mini, gorgeous fabric line and I can't see a flaw.

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  8. John, it looks great, and although not a crafty person myself, I couldn't find any type of flaw at all. So glad you got a great response to your giveaway, you do a great job! Have a wonderful day!

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  9. I don't see a blunder but I do see a wonder orange mini quilt that I would love to have arrive in my home. Just wonderful fabric choices.

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  10. I wouldn't worry about it. I had a bit of that trouble with my first peeper too. You shouldn't be surprised about your giveaway response...those bags are fab!

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  11. I don't see a flaw either. It's a very happy little quilt! I love the colors.

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  12. Peeper? That's new to me. I'd call it a flange. :-)

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  13. I don't see a thing wrong with it!! Very bright and cheery!!! Someone will be very lucky to recieve it!
    Kristie

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  14. I enlarged the picture, looked it over with my eagle eyes and still did not see a goof. It looks great to me, and I for one would be thrilled to receive it! Great job!

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