by toogie 24 Apr 2019

Hi Cuties! I trust you all had a good Easter. We did. I had all my kids and grands here Sunday, although some came early, for lunch and some came later, for dinner. I think it was 25 of us. So then Monday came and this is what I did. I started cutting and piecing this quilt top.

I don't think I lost any weight, but I did have a workout today....with a seam ripper! I had completely pieced and finished the top. When I hung it to take the photo, before going to the long arm quilter, I saw I had pieced the whole right side upside down (1st photo) between the borders! Hence my workout with the ripper. I had four 9P on the outside edge and 3 by the inner border, so...o..o..o I ripped out the whole long length and flipped it (2nd photo), then re-sewed it between the borders. I wanted it to mirror the left side.It took me an additional hour or so. Just when I thought things were going so good, too.
I need a name for the quilt (unchained Liberty? since the chains don't exactly link up?) and I do hope this is the last panel like this, that I need to do for awhile. My 3rd with the same panel.....I like the second one I did best, but I do like this one....What do you think?


by crazypatchmama 26 Apr 2019

Love your quilt. Yes, all of us who quilts and see know
that the ripper is a wonderful invention!🤪. I admire your
diligence and being so productive despite having such a
busy household🙃.

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toogie by toogie 27 Apr 2019

Thank you very much and yes the ripper is the perfect example of an invention made out of necessity. Good to hear from you

by mops Moderator 26 Apr 2019

Love your quilt and the name is just right. I would have unpicked as well - and be cross with myself. I know that does not help and unfortunately I DO make mistakes - as we all do now and again.
Your babies are precious!!

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toogie by toogie 26 Apr 2019

That's IS what they invented rippers for, our unfortunate mistakes. I didn't let it get me down, just tackled it right away so I wouldn't dread it.
The babies are darling, aren't they! Thanks
I have a lady coming from church, for me to make something for church, that I am dreading to make. She wants it made a certain way and I want to do better, as it reflects MY sewing.... we will see....

by crafter2243 Moderator 25 Apr 2019

Love your quilt. You amaze me. You whip out these quilts while doing 150 other things. I do understand your ripping. I just recently spend 2 days undoing quilting because I was not happy with the result.

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toogie by toogie 26 Apr 2019

I know how you feel. It's no use to do a job half way or so, so. If you can repair it, do so, or you'll never feel good about it. I am by no means perfect, but I think I need to do the best I can. Even tho this was a little trouble, now I'm satisfied and it mirrors like it suppose to, even if others say they didn't see the mistake, I knew.
How would you like to smell those babies and feel that soft hair! I just can't get enough of them.-lol

by graceandham 25 Apr 2019

1. I'd have left it. (Bad quilter attitude.) 2. The reason you didn't lose any weight is you were using the wrong tool. Did you lose patience? 3. I love your newest quilt - both ways.

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toogie by toogie 26 Apr 2019

1-No, not an option
2-No, I have patience, but I was disappointed to know I didn't finish as early as I would have liked.
3-Thanks.... I like the finish

by pennifold 25 Apr 2019

Great job all round. I feel for you having to unpick a whole side, but it was worth it in the end. It looks fab and the name very appropriate! Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 26 Apr 2019

Thanks Chris, yes it was worth it and so glad I caught it before the quilting.

by stork 25 Apr 2019

Love how this panel turned out. You did a wonderful job!

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toogie by toogie 26 Apr 2019

Thank you very much. My favorite is the second one, The Eagle Has Landed. The first was Airmail Letter.

by gramsbear 25 Apr 2019

Love the name, the pictures, and the babies!!! You did great all around!!! My friend and I call the ripping the "Rippit Stitch" I don't enjoy it, but I also have it to do at times!!! Haha!!!

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toogie by toogie 26 Apr 2019

I know what you mean and ripping isn't hard, just time consuming. I will have to ask the other ladies if they have heard of your stitch-lol- the babies are so sweet...thanks

by sebsews 25 Apr 2019

What a beautiful quilt. I had to really search for the mistake. Either way the result is wonderful.

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toogie by toogie 25 Apr 2019

I saw it right off and sure am glad I caught it before it went to the quilter. Thanks

by dragonflyer 25 Apr 2019

Well, I certainly can relate to the "Ripper"....great job and I love the name, too!

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toogie by toogie 25 Apr 2019

Thanks Kim... And I thought the ripper was made especially for me!😉😂

by jrob Moderator 25 Apr 2019

I LOVE the name. It's perfect. That was quite a challenge, but you have come through with flying colors, pun intended.
Those babies are darling. Makes me remember when I had 2 that small. I miss them.(being that small that is)

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toogie by toogie 25 Apr 2019

Thanks 'jrob' , the babies are 2 weeks,2 days apart in age.

by toogie 24 Apr 2019

Oh here are the babies!

asterixsew by asterixsew 25 Apr 2019

What an adorable pair of great grandchildren Toogie and the work is excellent too

marianb by marianb 25 Apr 2019

So precious for words. Your quilt turned out great I like the name you gave it.. hugs for all

lilylady by lilylady 25 Apr 2019

So Cute! I have 2 greats on the way. Only know 1 is a girl. Love your quilt too!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 25 Apr 2019

They are soooo sweet! You are certainly blessed!

toogie by toogie 25 Apr 2019

Thanks all Yall !
Congratulations lilylady, girls are hard to come by here. Everyone can't believe Kinleys hair but her dad had that much too, when he was born.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 25 Apr 2019

You just want to cuddle them. They are too cute.