Friday, February 11, 2011

The give away and a happy ending...

Since everyone in the house is asleep but me and unable to draw a winner for me, I used the random number generator to determine the comment number that would win the gently used "All Around the Block" pattern.  The winner is...lucky number eleven...Crispy of Crispy Quilts.  Congratulations!  Thanks to everyone who commented/participated.  I wish I had something to send to everyone! 

I could really feel the love today from everyone that responded with comforting words of encouragement concerning my silly hiccup with my "All Around the Town" quilt top.  Funny, it seems like a silly hiccup now but it seemed HUGE last night.

Fixing everything and finishing the top a second time wasn't so bad.  I put off everything else I was supposed to do today and just got it done.  I just finished basting it and it is ready for hand quilting.  Yee-haw!

Want to see how I squared the center of this 60 inch x 60 inch quilt top? 
Yep...that is every big acrylic ruler I own, plopped on the top and shuffled around until I was completely satisfied.  I sure justified buying them all over the years with this one crazy project.  I'm sure there are other ways to square a large project, but this was fun and it actually worked.
And here it is, all basted.  I ran out of Thursday, so the first quilting stitch will have to wait until Friday...sigh.

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)


  1. good for Crispy she will have this quilt done in no time and will make it just as lovely!!
    Congrats to her!!

  2. You go girl. Fantastic. Can't wait to see the
    quilting. I hope you get lots of stitching done

  3. Congratulations, Crispy!! It's like passing the torch, isn't it? from one Olympian to another. I love it! Can't wait to see what you'll do with the quilting!
    Mary Lou

  4. So good too see it coming together. Definetly worth the extra hardwork you put into it!

  5. Geez, I love that quilt!! Am looking forward to your quilting process.

    Congrats to Crispy!

  6. congrats to Crispy - couldn't have gone to a better person!

  7. Thank you soooooo much!!! E-mail was already sent LOL.

    I'm so glad that there is a happy ending to your woes. I truly was heartbroken for you!!


  8. Oh I'm so glad things worked out for you! After all that work....whew! Congrats to Crispy..

  9. Wow Teresa, I am sure you are glad you are back on track. It is so hard to have to learn a lesson that involves unstitching and do overs. The quilt is great and deserves the time. Smart way to square up, I am going to have to buy more rulers : )

  10. Congratulations to Crispy!! And I LOVE your All Around the Town quilt! It's beautiful.

  11. While not nearly as 'fun', I have a large (16 x 24") carpenter square (L-shaped), and a 6-foot ruler from the home store (Lowes, Home Depot). They're used for squaring flooring/walls, etc.

    These are MY items, and are stored in my sewing room. BUT, they do come in handy when doing home repairs. :) I just have to be careful to retrieve them before we break out the paint, etc. :)

    Swanson Tool Company also has a 100-inch "cutting guide" that is two 50-inch edges w/ an joining piece.

    Carpenter Square =

    72" straight edge =

    100" =

  12. Congrats to Crispy. I read her blog and she is so talented.

  13. When it's all done, will you bring it to the shop to show off? I would love to see this in person!

  14. WOW! that is some ruler!!!! woohoo! that fabulous! i need one of those!!!

  15. I bet you are doing the happy dance now! I love happy endings ...

  16. What a story about your quilt top and thank you so much for sharing it...I'm sure your experience will save so many from doing the same thing. Looks amazing now and, Yes it's awful to unpick and all, but getting it right is the best feeling.


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