Friday, July 26, 2013

Soothing Whirligig

YEARS ago I made this top when Amanda Jean made hers.  (Tutorial here.)  I know.  I know.  I reference her a lot.  I made A LOT of her quilts in the past, and I am now getting around to finishing them.  It's just how it's going to go.

You can see that I made some cutting mistakes -- trying to be fast and cutting two at once.  I originally started as a garment seamstress (amateur only, of course), so cutting things out with right sides together is my default.  This method, of course, does NOT work when making whirligig blocks.  That's just a little tip from me to you.

You get them going in opposite directions.  So I made more than I had originally planned, ran a white border around three sides and put the opposite blocks around the outside.

I suppose if I never point these things out, they might go unnoticed, but this isn't the first time.  THIS is the first time I messed these up.  (Success stories here and here.)
 Jumbled up, can't see the mistakes.

 Santorini print on the back.

Momo's It's a Hoot green dot for the binding again.  Perfect.  This quilt is one that my oldest daughter will be taking to college with her in a month.  Finished EARLY!  What?!  Motivation, I guess.

Linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Maybe next week I'll show you some UNfinished projects.  We know have a ton of those . . .  In the meantime, happy quilting!


Jill said...

Ha! We are both up blogging this morning. Love this whirligig. It looks so peaceful. Yay for finishing projects early!

Abby said...

This looks great and congrats on finishing early - that's impressive!!

Liz said...

I never would have noticed the different whirligigs if you hadn't said! It looks great

audrey said...

I saw the opposite whirligigs, but I thought it was super awesome and intentional, haha! In my opinion, it looks fantastic! :)

Mina said...

Love the color combo. Ha, I thought I was the only one who had a mix of those going different ways:)

JHNickodemus said...

Ooooh! I love the colors of the whirligig!