99th percentile

wp-1470169895764.jpgI quilted on the Bloom quilt today again at lunch and finished it up, or so I thought.  I took it off the Sweet Sixteen, trimmed the 4 sides and then pinned it up to get a picture of it.  (shhh….don’t tell my husband; he usually holds my quilts up for pictures and I don’t want him to think I have a backup plan!).

I stood back to see how the quilting looked as a finished product and – yikes!  I saw this block.  Somehow I had managed to do the echo quilting around the right side of the flower but completely missed the left side!  That’s an easy fix.  That’s a couple of more threads I’ll need to trim when I’m done with the quilt.

wp-1470096955664.jpgI had already trimmed it though as I said so since I’d already pieced together and ironed the binding, I went ahead and sewed it on first.  I kind of needed the mental break from quilting at that point.

I did echo stitched around all of the appliqued flowers.  I did traveling leaves on the sashing and then flower petals for the 2″ squares throughout the quilt.  Then on the sashing, I stitched the full flower.  I started at the bottom in each case and traveled up toward the quilt then stitched figure 8’s to create the flower.  Then back down to add in a leaf or two and then I traveled to the right to the next flower.

wp-1470169917310.jpgSo tomorrow hopefully I’ll go ahead and finish up that quilting.  And then…well I guess I’ll hand bind it.  I don’t have any immediate plans for the quilt so I have the time to spend on it.  It shrunk up quite a bit from all the quilting.  I should re-measure it once it’s all finished to see what size it is now.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. geeknots says:

    I can totally relate! Love this quilt! It is so cheerful!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate it!

  2. norma says:

    Lovely quilt!

    1. Thank you!

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    So incredibly pretty!

    1. Thank you so much!

  4. Woo hoo! Done! What would be a quilting adventure without a few mis- steps? It looks bloom-tactic!

    1. Thanks! I learn more from mistakes, or at least I think that’s how the saying goes!

  5. Looks beautiful!

    1. Thank you!

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