Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Saying Goodnight to Irene


It’s time to put Irene to bed.  This brings an end to the sewalong that Terry held for Goodnight Irene.  It was fun to dig out the 2.5” squares in the autumn colors.  I hope to get it quilted before the cooler fall temperatures set in here so we can snuggle down with it in front of a nice fire.  I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

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                            (Oops….I see I have a smudge on my camera lens.)


I’ve also done a bit of un-sewing the last few days.  I finished all eight rows of the Moda Bake Shop Row by Row QAL and sewed them together.  They looked perfect.

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Now….who would imagine that today the sewing the rows together instructions were released and there was to be sashing between each row????????  Rippit, rippit, rippit!  However, I do think I like it better with the sashing.  I guess that is a good thing.

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The border instructions come out on Friday.  I wonder what that will add to the top.  I think my favorite rows are the flowers and the diamonds right below the flowers.
 
I have some birthday sewing to do now.

46 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh gosh I love your row quilt, with or without sashing but I have to say your stripes are awesome! It's so fun. Good Night Irene will be a cozy quilt this Fall. Can we rush a wee bit through the heat of Summer?

sunny said...

It looks great! I love the flowers the best. I'm going to try to incorporate them into another project. I do think it was worthwhile to rip and add sashing. :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I like the same two rows Mary....looking wonderful!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The row by row looks so great! I love the orange peels too and I agree the sashing looks better, love your fabric choice!

Lesley said...

I love your Irene quilt...a wonderful use of fabrics. Your row quilt is stunning...well worth using the seam ripper!

Exuberant Color said...

I love your sashing choice. In fact I like your total color choices in the top.

Sheila said...

Oh Irene is gorgeous and so is your row quilt , it looked great without the sashings but they do add pizzazz :-)

Cathy said...

I love it. Great looking quilt. Hugs

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Looking lovely. I love the row along and the fabrics that you chose.

Rhonda said...

Irene is my kind of quilt...love the colors. Your row quilt is amazing. Sorry you've had to do so much ripping but it looks great!!

Hilachas said...

Your "Good-night, Irene" is lovely. I also need to quilt mine. I love the way your row quilt came out. I like the flowers row best.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your Irene is fabulous! A super fall quilt. Love the stripe you chose for your row quilt sashing.

Terry said...

Both quilt tops are beautiful, but I really do love your Irene...the colors are fabulous and I love the scrappy border you added! Wish I had thought of that. :0)

Sandra said...

It's amazing how much better the Row by Row QAL looks with the sashing strips added. Well worth the time spent ripping:)

Dora, the Quilter said...

I really like your Row by Row; also liked it without the sashing.

Kim said...

Really like the color choices for your new autumn quit. Two sew-a-longs done? Both quilts are very nicely done. You don't fool around when it comes to completing quilt tops!

Kathy said...

Wow the stripes make a fantastic sashing. Really draws the eye away from all the busy rows. Love the end result. Both tops are beautiful.

Carla said...

Great finishes!!

Raewyn said...

Irene looks great - love your scappy border! Your row-by-row is also very nice - I thought the version with no sashing looked good, but you are right, the sashing sets it off beautiuflly.

Grit said...

Both quilts are so wonderful.

Grit from Germany

Maria said...

Really like how you finished Irene. Looks great as does that lovely row quilt. Sashes makes it look fabulous.

Sue said...

I love the rows, especially the flowers but you did make me smile with the ripping, sometimes we all get a bit excited about finishing.

lindsey said...

Amazing quilts!

QuiltSue said...

Goodnight Irene is beautiful. It was well worth unsewing your rows to add the sashing, it really adds something to the quilt.

barcord said...

Irene is fabulous, with or without sashing. It will be interesting to see what the border looks like. Don't rush ahead now......you wont want to rip any more of your work apart :-)

barcord said...

Ooops, there's me rushing ahead and mixing up the quilt names. Both quilts are gorgeous. I think I feel some sewing coming on. I have a golden wedding gift to make.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just LOVE your Irene! Seeing yours makes me seriously want to make one myself. And I loved the first shot of the row quilt ... until I saw it with the sashing ... even better!

em's scrapbag said...

Your row quilt looks fabulous. Love the sashing you choose. Sorry you had to rip it to get it in.
Goodnight Irene will be great to snuggle under this fall.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Irene is truly a beautiful lady but I love, love, love that striped sashing on your row quilt! blessings, marlene

Quilter Kathy said...

LOVE your row quilt! And it is even more awesome with that striped sashing!

Farm Quilter said...

Beautiful row quilt!!! I could not pick a favorite row - they are all fabulous!!! Love the sashing :)

Quilt Hollow said...

I've had my eye on that row quilt! Yours is the first I've seen together...and sweet! You haven't been far from my mind.

Wacky Woman said...

Your quilt are nice; but, I especially love the row by row quilt. I'm doing one with a Yahoo Group. Starts next month.

quiltmania said...

Love your scrap quilt. You have inspired my to pull out my squares and THINK about starting mine. LOL!

Nat Palaskas said...

Wonderful finished on both quilts. I love the row by row with and without sashing. I admired your patient for ripping-it all apart! Hugs Nat

Average Quilter said...

Goodnight Irene is great and will really be greater(?) when it's quilted. And your quilt along has truned out so nice. I too like it better with the sashing and that is such a perfect piece of fabric for it. I can't wait to see it finished.

Carol said...

Goodnight Irene is beautiful! That row quilt looks gorgeous with or without sashing...love it!

Midlife Mom said...

Quilts just beautiful! I do like the sashing but it must have been a chore taking everything apart! Been there......

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I agree that the Row by Row looks great with or without the sashing.....I would have been tempted to leave it without...haha! And Good Night Irene is beautiful....."I'll see you in my dreams!"

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my heart dropped when I read you were ripping it out! But I agree, it does look better with the sashing :) I like the orange peel row as my favorite - oh heck - I love them all!!! Those colors are sucking me right in :) It's a good thing I have so much going on right now or I'd be cutting fabric to make one of my own. I still might someday - yours will definitely get pinned!

Michele said...

Your Goodnight Irene quilt is beautiful! You will enjoy it when fall gets here. Perfect timing! I've been following the progress of your row quilt and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I would have never thought of using the different backgrounds like you did! It's amazing! Someday I'd like to do that too. It looks great with and without sashing, but I do like the striped sashing picture the best :-)

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Bouts Choisis said...

I've been looking forward to seeing your finished "Goodnight Irene" and it has completely lived up to me expectatations - it's lovely. Your fabric choices are fabulous for the trifle and my favourite row is the flowers!

antique quilter said...

good night Irene quilt is wonderful, oh my I love those flowers in the row by row quilt
love them!
Kathie

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh my goodness! That's a mistake I would make!

I love how your quilt turned out.

Ivory Spring said...

How do you get all your quilt tops finished so quickly?! I love your Goodnight Irene!!!