Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quilt Square Quilt Along Block 2

It is time to link up my second square for the Quilt Square Quilt Along over at Jo's Country Junction. (See button in the right column.)

This month the 12" by 12" block was a bear paw and I decided to use my stash and be patriotic. This is the square before it was quilted.

I didn't have any problems until the block was together and I began quilting - it must have been that day! First I marked a pattern on the quilt with chalk. When I began to quilt it, the marking came off and I was lost. So I tore that stitching out. Then I decided to stipple the little quilt in a variegated denim blue. Well I didn't like that so I tore it out. Next, I decided to stipple in white. That worked fairly well but my stitches were not good - I tore out many of them and finally decided to live with it.

Next came the binding. I had this neat fabric that was red/white/blue with small stars. It seemed perfect. I didn't audition it - I just sewed it on. And I didn't like it! So I removed it. I auditioned the blue binding before I put it on.

At least the block now looks fine!

Maybe I'll use it as a candle mat 
or maybe I'll hang it...

 I'm really glad that most of my days are hassle free!


  1. Some days are just like that!! The square looks terrific! Hugs, Doreen

  2. I love the bold colors. Are you happy that next month's block isn't quite so taxing?

  3. Sometimes a project just puts us through the ringer! So glad you stuck with it...it is so adorable!

  4. Love the colors you chose and the quilting looks great!

  5. Your color choices are very striking. on days where my "challenges" are never ending, I usually just go read a book, and try again the next day.

  6. Love that red white and blue! Your square looks great!



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