Friday (Start and) Finish

Subtitle:  My Love/Hate Relationship With Sashing

It’s retreat weekend and I had big plans for the weekend, and so far I’m on track!

It’s 1am and I’m DONE for the day, as you can well imagine.  The photos are not spectacular by any means, but I completed a top! I arrived with the fabric for it all cut (except some of the sashing) and got right to work.

Here’s the finished top:



There are four different block versions in the quilt, here is ‘A’:



There was a fair amount of ripping and I’m blaming the sashing.  I gotta admit – I love how it looks, but I hate adding it to my quilts!

This quilt was intended for The Pink One, but I think I’m going to keep it for myself.  Ok, who am I kidding?  Of course she’s going to claim it as her own.  But maybe she’ll let me use it from time to time!

Quilt Pattern:  Rooty Scoot Scoot by Deena Rutter
Fabric: Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios

Because I haven’t gone to sleep yet, it’s still Friday to me, so I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish it Friday.

PS – Have I mentioned that I’m supposed to be in Puerto Rico right this very second, but it was retreat weekend and I had already signed up and paid, so I chose to stay in Minnesota instead?  Here’s yet another example of me not making the best decisions!  But I am having a good time at retreat and I’ve got this great finish (so far), so I’m OK with this crazy decision to stay home!


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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6 Responses to Friday (Start and) Finish

  1. Amanda says:

    I love this quilt! I totally agree about sashing–it looks great in the finished quilt but I don’t like to fiddle with it. But in the end, it’s always worth it!

  2. Dona Allen says:

    I love the quilt. I love the pattern. Love the fabric. Love your blog. Keep it up Momma!

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