To-Do Tuesday 6-16-15 | Sugar Block Club

Happy Tuesday!

An almost-finished flimsy!
An almost-finished flimsy!

I spent this week focused on getting the rest of the blocks finished from the 2014 Sugar Block Club BOM. I ended up having to re-make a couple blocks, and one of the re-made blocks was rejected. This was a difficult quilt to put together for me, as the color combination was out of my comfort zone. Not only that, but I feel like I should have selected fewer fabrics to pull from. There’s a lot of grey in the quilt, as I decided to add more of my inspiration fabric, the Medallion print from Denyse Schmidt’s Florence line, into extra blocks. I am not sure that I love this quilt yet. I plan on making a 2″ scrappy border out of leftover prints. Then I’ll do a final border in white. I think maybe that might help frame the quilt and give it a more cohesive look.

The Quilted Forest!
The Quilted Forest!

I went to one of my very favorite quilt shops this week, and with a purpose! I needed more Kona Snow to finish my quilt top, and thankfully they had two yards left on the bolt. I also picked up some Alison Glass Ex Libris Fat quarters and another text print by Michele D’Amore.

Fabric Goodies from Greenbaum's.
Fabric Goodies from Greenbaum’s.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Make scrappy border for SBC quilt.
  • Make two F Word blocks

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8 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 6-16-15 | Sugar Block Club

  1. I think your top looks fantastic! I bet the borders will bring it home for you. It’s really lovely. You’ve done a great job with it1


    1. Thanks! I’m still not sure about it, but it always looks a little different once it’s quilted and has a binding on it. I think the border will add what I feel is missing.


  2. I think the sugar block club quilt looks very nice and cohesive – I can see how the focal print was used to pull other colors, and I think it blends well. Your idea for a few extra borders sounds like it will tie it all together nicely, too!


    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement! I really liked each block as I made them, but when I put them all together I was not thrilled with the result. I’m hoping the borders and quilting will make it work for me.


    1. Thanks! I think I just had a different expectation of what it would look like when I put it together. Now I can’t wait to see what it will look like with the borders!


  3. Yep. Me too! I agree with everyone else that the quilt looks great. I like how you did use your focal fabric in each block. I hope you grow to like it, and if you don’t love it, you still have a wonderful piece to practice your FMQ on!

    2 yards left? Lucky girl!


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