Monday, February 18, 2008

Frog Stitching




Yesterday I sewed the blocks to make a quilt for the UGRR. Good thing I took a digital picture before I sewed them together. Somehow in the row assembly, something was switched around and now there are too many dark blocks on the right side. I didn't notice until I went to take a picture this evening. So tomorrow I'll be doing a bit of frog stitching - rip it, rip it, rip it.

The kitty fabric was bought at JoAnn's several years ago, but I never knew how to use it. The other day I saw a charity quilt pictured on somebody's blog (can't remember where) and I thought the setting would work for my kitty fabric. I also found the sashing pieces in a pile of fabric that was waiting to be folded and put in its proper place so it just seemed like the right time to sew this quilt. I think the bottom two rows are in the correct position, but the other rows are a jumbled mess. Where's Mr. Seam Ripper?

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad you said what frog stitching was since I had no clue. It is a good term to use. Great quilt top. The sashing works well with it.

Chookyblue...... said...

quilt looks good........I would just leave it

Gail said...

Aaargh! Frog stitching is the bane of my existence! Sometimes I think I rip more than I sew-but that couldn't be possible, could it??

Paula said...

Frog stitching....love it! I think the sashing fabrics are perfect for the cat fabric. And to think it was just "laying around"....awesome.

Ruthie said...

I feel your pain about frogging....last night while watching the news I realized that I had sewn a block together all wrong. Time to go to bed!

Kim said...

I always use my digital camera to help me decide the layout of quilts before the final sew together. A photo is worth a thousand rips! Believe me, I've worn out a few rippers in my time! I also use the camera to help me see if fabric choices for my blocks are going to look right...really pops out the light, medium and darks for me.

I think the quilt looks perfect the way you sewed it together, maybe it was meant to be that way. I would leave it along! It is perfection!

Kim said...

Or you could leave it alone...gesh I wish auto spell checker would read my mind in regard to word choice. I suppose that's what "preview" is for??? Gesh.

Catherine said...

What a great top. I'd leave it as is too.

Patty Skypants said...

Patty Skypants here. (BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!) As I was quilting the "ugly" RTC Sunday, I noticed one inverted patch. I was able to extract it and right it and it felt GOOD!! You'll regret it if you don't fix it. Your dedication to stash busting is INSPIRING! XXOO P

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Pam said...

Isn't it amazing how just a couple of misplaced blocks can make sure a difference. It is good that you have a "before" picture because you can see exactly which blocks need to be switched. I guess we have all been there!! Good luck with it.

Lynette Anderson said...

That quilt is looking great. The blocks in Rosemarys books are really lovely but I know what you mean about WIPs, I have lots too.