Do you remember when I made this ABC quilt for the Moda Bake Shop blog? I wanted to make it mainly to share some ideas...the scallop edge and the labeling of the sleeve were things I thought people would want to see, the 'so not worth it!' piecing of the back. Plus, in all honesty; it didn't hurt that it helped me sell a few of my precut ABC sets. Anyhoo, by the time I got the thing put together and the tutorial all photographed and typed up I was O.V.E.R. it. So I zipped up and down the sides of the 7.5 inch squares and called it 'quilted'. Well, of course that wasn't enough, and each square immediately bagged like an old elephant's pantyhose. I had to press and pull like mad to get it to lay flat so I could snap one decent pic for the MBS posting
Blah! Then in disgusted frustration I just balled it up and threw it in the quilt cupboard. When I took Amy and Dave's quilt top to Angie three weeks ago I thought to grab the ABC quilt and ask her if she might try and do something with it before I just throw it away. Here is the OH SO VERY pleasant surprise I went and picked up yesterday
Do click to enlarge. Here's another shot close up. (can you tell how dark and gloomy it is here today?)
Look at all the feathers in the squares, half squares, and even quarter square corners! OH she is a worker of magic, I'll tell you what. She managed to push all the slack/bulk into the pink and brown outer edges of each square and really, you can't even tell any more how badly I had initially muffed it up.
Now I want to go and get a job that pays actual money, just so I can take a quilt to Angie every month! Oh. Then I really wouldn't have time to sew the quilt tops. Hmmm. Well anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH ANGIE! We local quilters are so very lucky to know you. :-)
ps: Madison will get this quilt when and if she ever gets her own room to hang it in. Back when I was making it Melissa just fell head over heels for it, which was really my main motivation for trying to fix it.
pss: the other fabrics I used in the borders of Amy and Dave's wedding quilt were Panache by Sanae, Arcadia by Sanae, BasicGrey Eva, and BasicGrey Sultry. I HATE how Typepad won't let us to respond to comments through email anymore! What's that about, anyway?!