See the blue/green one at the bottom right? It's the one I talked about in my last post. In the picture below, it is also at the bottom right.
I had to fix that one because the pinwheels were not turning in the right direction compared to the others. Weeelllll ...
this other blue one is wrong too!! Arrgghhh! More unstitching.
It was not playing any nicer with the blocks at the other edge. It took longer to fix this one as it was in the middle of the last quarter. So out of my first three blocks, only one was done right.
Or maybe only one was done wrong and I manage to make all the following blocks wrong. (??)
Nevertheless, if you think of making this block, take heed of the wind's direction. It could save you a storm of ripping later on lol.
Then came the border with 160 HSTs to audition ; only 72 will be chosen.
Will I do a mix-match of colours as the top border or follow some sort of rainbow as the bottom one ? If so, where do I put the browns? And what of the corners ?
Pinwheels ? Which colour ?
Many days were spend just moving HSTs around.
Eventually, I ended up with this beauty.
(Now looking at the photos, I can see another blooper. Lol, I am the queen of bloopers. Check the middle coloured diamond in the bottom row of the second picture. Its upper left section is white. LOL!! It's the blue/green one I'd fixed today and obviously sew it upside down. Bet the wind has turned yet again lol.)
Anywho!! This quilt is now done and waiting its turn to be quilted.
You know I had to fix the blooper right away. Then I took more pictures. The (same) culprit block is in the middle of this picture. I think it likes the attention lol.
A few weeks ago, while I made the binding for "Kitchen Party", I also made the binding for this quilt. Then as I was cutting it, I realized I was following the blue band! No, not what I wanted. I wanted the stripes the other way so we could see all of the rainbow. Arrgghh!! again!!
Do I have enough of this fabric to cut another binding out of it ? After looking at it for awhile, I am not sure I like this binding for this top anymore. I'll leave it until I quilted the top and then I'll see if it will be used or not.
Pictures of the final border with the brown.
Brown in between the greens.
On the other border, Brown after the greens.
(Picture with all bloopers fixed.) I love how the border makes a white rick rack effect around the quilt. It measures 72 X 58 inches.
I named thy "Hidden Gems" as one can see the beautiful diamonds only when they gather.
Until next time ...
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