Have you ever felt like there is something called “Quilters Luck”? I seem to have a run of this good luck! Here are some examples:
– My grandmothers sewing machine is the most perfect beginner-quilters machine…waiting for me in my own basement!
– Bobbins (most of them) only run out of thread at the end of a piece of fabric…
– There is always just enough of that particular fabric to finish a block…
– That piece of gorgeous vintage fabric is waiting for me to be discovered in the thrift store…
– New techniques are a big success…
– New ideas keep popping in my head…
And today this happened with my rectangular pink baby quilt top. Remember the pink stripy fabric with the garlands/swags? I wanted to use that as a border but knew that it was very unlikely the corners would ever meet up in this rectangle. I hadn’t planned this particular border, remember? I have just been winging it, actually! 😉
Old plan with the pink garlands/swags fabric:
New plan: Mitered borders ! Three of the four corners meet up perfectly! I don’t know what I did to “deserve” this, but I am very happy!
Even the “not so perfect corner” is acceptable! I guess that the vintage fabric was washed, ironed and pulled at so many times it was a little out of shape.
As long as this good luck was in my life, I wanted to “use” it one more time today! I tried out a quilting pattern called Dogwood. This is how it turned out on the front and back! Love it!
I must admit, not everything is perfect: I seem to go many needles at this time. I need to buy more soon! LOL !!!
So, please tell me your stories of “Quilters Luck”! Perfect fabric appearing, miraculous fabric finds, lifesaving quilt buddies….. COME ON, TELL US!!!
The corners I cut from the snowball blocks I sewed together, flying geese style, for the border. They met perfectly at the corners.
Yeah, that counts as “Quilter’s Luck”!!!
You betcha! You can see it here http://antarabesque.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/fp-black-snowballs-and-summer-flowers/
Beautiful case of “QL”!
I love the Dogwood pattern. U did such a good job. I just did that pattern practicing on a hospital quilt, but I skipped a block…Yours looks better. I will now try it again.
Goodmorning Diane! Thank you for visiting my blog! I really like this pattern too! I love the flower it created in the squares and the circles on the back! Two for the price of one, right? 🙂
Lovely quilt. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Thank you Emily for returning the favour! 🙂 have a nice day!
Hi Nancy. thanks for the compliment! 🙂
What a sweet post! I am a glass half full kind of person, too! I just had some luck tonight. I’m thinking of what I have in my stash that I can use for a quilt I am working on and I remember I have a sheet that might be perfect. If only I can remember where it might be which is anywhere. I turn around and it’s laying on the floor! One of my kids pulled some fabric off a shelf and this wasn’t put back. Luck for sure!
Serious case of QL if you ask me! 🙂
Ps I meant to tell you your dogwood quilting looks phenomenal!
Thank you! Is was much fun to do too! I will sure use this pattern again some time!
GORGEOUS! I especially love your quilting. It looks perfect!
Hi Jess! Thanks for the compliment and for you visit to my blog!
Your quilting is beautiful! Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment.
Thank you too, Elaine!
Beautiful! You are very lucky, indeed. ;o) Sometimes it’s the little things like having just the right amount of thread to finish a project that can make us happy.
Thank you Katherine! You are absolutely right, it’s the little things that make us happy!
Your quilting looks great on your quilt. I love the dogwood design.
Hi beth! Thank you for visiting my blog! the dogwood is my favorite until now, I believe.
Vengo a devolverte la visita a mi blog y me encuentro con éste trabajo .
Me encanta el acolchado que has utilizada . Gracias por el enlace que me lleva a cómo realizarlo .
Thank you for the compliment! 🙂
And the “Besitos”! 🙂
Of course, I also thank you all for the kisses! 😉
Love the quilted flower shapes. I really want to try these, but have the feeling it would go horribly wrong!
Goodmorning! I tested it too first! Practice makes (almost) perfect, right? 🙂 for me, the smaller patterns are easier than the bigger ones, especially handeling it under a home sewing machine!
Just give a go! I wish you lots of “quilters luck” !!!
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