Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Gypsy Wife Quilt Along 2016

Section 1 completed!!

I am writing this post at almost 1.00am here inNew Zealand, I've been flat out all day re-arranging
my small sewing studio, spring cleaning  even thought we're going into Autumn. I have
fabrics, books etc to take to my sale at Guild in two months.
Whilst all this has been extremely therapeutic and I now have a clutter free area
with the computer and printer being re-located tomorrow, every pat of me is aching
like crazy.
 After my two usual bedtime medications I have added codeine and panadol to try and
get to sleep - no luck, so waiting for the pain meds to kick in I
thought I may as well quietly write this post now instead of
in the morning.


One thing I found out the hard way - check and double check these measurements!
I came to fit the third piece , the two blocks on the left, and was
horrified to find it was too long to match up the other part, After much playing around I
scrapped the two blocks re-read all instructions and remade.
Same problem!! Found then that I was out with the middle section strips
and the rh section strips by around 1/4", I could not bear the idea of remaking
so you may see that the top LH blocks is 1/8th narrower
in the top and bottom outside border - now fits. I will have to adjust
as I go along now and see what happens.

A lesson learned anyway and also to wear my stronger specs to read the measurements!
Loving this project and we've had amazing help from the girls
who are organising this Quilt Along -  hydeeannsews and
Megan at jaffaquilts.
I'm of now to join the link party and then back to bed.



Debbie said...

With so much going on in this quilt, whoever notices that 1/4'' should be shot full of pins! I noticed all the tiny and odd size measurements on the pattern.....I am afraid I would simplify and eliminate a few of them. Of course that would mess things up even more....s I will continue to cheer you on. Your fabrics are so beautiful in this.

Julierose said...

Oh just love your dark and mysterious Gypsy--she must be whirling around the nighttime fire with her skirts flowing--I can hear the music playing...just lovely...I like the way you've made it "yours"...hoping you got some sleep and are feeling better...I am a bit better this morning-was able to grab myself maybe 2 hrs of sleep w/o coughing....ugh!! hugs, Julierose

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I am liking your Gypsy better than the ones I have seen made with plainer fabrics.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Sometimes you can measure 100 times and still get it wrong, It looks wonderful with all those rich Kaffe fabrics. Good on you for organising your room.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely dark colours, and those wee pops of orange look so good! Yes, I must admit,1st time around it was a case of 'if it doesn't fit - make it'! So far, version #2 is going ok.

gayle said...

Oh, what gorgeous colors!
A difference of 1/8" falls well within the 'galloping horse' provision. Relax!

Sally T said...

So beautiful and the pattern seems designed for a bit of improvisation. And I hope you are able to sleep extra in the morning.

Leeanne said...

Wow, this will be such a fun quilt. I hope you are happy with all your re arranging.

Fibre frenzi said...

Hope you eventually managed to get to sleep......love the quilting!

Christine Feldstein said...

I LOVE your Gyspy blocks and Kaffe Fassett fabrics, your quilt is going to be gorgeous and I am eager to see the progress of it. I wish you a good sleep... take care.

Lucy Casey said...

Love these bright colors and the bits of cooler colors in between!

hydeeannsews said...

so many places to make mistakes in a project like this! you are not the only one to make adjustments and finally just make do. =) but you've got it done! it's very vibrant. keep up the good work.

Kaja said...

I love how this looks! The rich fabrics work beautifully. I'm full of admiration for your persistence too - I think I would have been throwing things at the wall.