Monday, June 13, 2011

Design Wall Monday 6-13-11

I'm linking today to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.

This quilt is called "Shall We Dance" and is a kit from Keepsake Quilting. I purchased this kit about 4-5 years ago, started it, became frustrated with it, put it down and it became a UFO. Last week I pulled it out and tried to figure out where I left off on it and was determined to finish it. Here it is, such as it is. It's not square so the borders are ruffly. The machine quilter I use, Lilly Lucier out of Vanceboro, NC, is sometimes a miracle worker so I'll take it to her and see if she can do anything with it. Regardless, it will just be a lap quilt for me.

I'm not sure why it turned out so un-square. All of the turtle blocks should have turned out 12" unfinished, but one side, the same side on every single block, was 11.5". I couldn't trim up the squares too much or the legs would have not have lined up like they were supposed to.

Oh well, it's another one I can tick off my "to do" list even if I'm not especially pleased with it.


  1. Done is better than undone. It will make a great quilt for someone.

  2. And you know, when you tire of it as a lap quilt, some child would love it. I do.

  3. I really like it. I really like the way one of the turtles is swimming to his place, I hope that is on purpose. Maybe you can take in a couple of the seams on the ruffled side to make it lay flat. But once they are layered, quilted and washed, most quilts change anyway.

  4. Frustrating projects almost always hide in boxes until you can face them again! You have finished the top so score one for you.

  5. Great job! It's a cute design and you must be so pleased to have it finished!