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Friday, May 23, 2014

Greens, etcetera, on the Grandgirl Wedding Quilt

Remember last week when I miss cut one of the blocks?
The top right is the remake. Lucky I had more of the two fabrics. The position of these will be changed. There is a whole color category that we missed! Orange and yellow!!! Can't leave them out.
 
Below is another newer green one...
 I'm short of time making this quilt. (Changing your mind a bunch of times will do that.) So my hubby says "I'll help you any way that I can...."  (Isn't that romantic! At my age it is!) He wants to cut with the rotary cutter.  Sorry Honey, you are too klutzy. I could see lots of red in the quilt, if he was allowed to cut. I've been having him choose colors that go together... LOL! (He's always good as comic relief.)  At least he is picking fabric out of the boxes. He says he's trying - and that is true, but just not the definition he's thinking. There are maybe three combos that he's put together.
I've asked him to cut some chained pieces apart to save me time. He is so meticulous .... it takes him forever. I've had him place blocks on the wall, but he can't seem to get the "light next to dark" rule. I've made some changes there, too.  The best help he has been, is doing the laundry, cooking and dishes. That does save me lots of time.  Thank you Honey!
And sew it goes. There are some more blocks off screen, so we are about half way making the blocks.(8" unfinished) Who knows, it might turn out to be an anniversary gift.
Come back next week to see the infusion of orange and yellow.

Hugs,
Terri

12 comments:

  1. Cant wait to see orange and yellow go in here - its going to make the quilt look like a veritable rainbow.

    How sweet that your husband is trying to help- definitely keep him on washing up and cooking duties so you can whizz through what you need to do.

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  2. Your blocks are beautiful, Terri! This is going to be a great quilt. How sweet that your husband wants to help.

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  3. brilliant color! And the design is great too.
    LeeAnna Paylor Not Afraid of Color! lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your rainbow 4-patches. And I really enjoyed hearing about your husband's offer of help. My husband has used the rotary cutter before to cut old t-shirts into rags. I wonder how accurate he would be. It is nice to have such a supportive husband.

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  5. Sweet quilt...sweet husband.

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  6. These are beautiful blocks. You do have a great helper too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great to see a quilt coming together after all the agonizing in making a decision. Looking good!

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  8. My hubby just stays out of the way. He will haul anything up and down stairs for me. You can always take a picture of the quilt top, and show the happy couple what is heading their way. I will have to do that for an upcoming wedding, too, since I haven't even started stitching on it yet.

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  9. Grandma, this is so beautiful! We already have a bedspread, but we are going to put this quilt you're making for us in our living room on our couch and our chairs. I really love it! Best one out of the three you've gone through. I love this design, so does Corry. Can't wait to see you guys! Love you! :)

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  10. She is going to love it! Wonderful make and so kind to let your hubby help out so he can be a part of it too. In our house like yours, my hubby helps out with the domestic stuff when the pedal is to the metal in the craft room. For some reason you weren't on my sidebar so I've missed oodles here. Now I've finished my course I'm trying to get to grips with the blog's tech. Hopefully my crafting will be back to normal now. Hugs,
    http://www.house-elf.co.uk/

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  11. A fun post to rejuvinate....bet that quilt is being enjoyed and cherished by now. :) :)

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  12. Laundry, cooking, dishes...best kind of help!

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