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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

To Sew Or Unsew?

This UFO is so old that I can't even remember when I started working on it!  Quite awhile ago, I pulled it out thinking that I would turn it into a throw and a couple of pillow shams, so I added the finishing border rows and then promptly put it back in the UFO pile.  Now I am DETERMINED to get my unfinished projects finished, one way or another, and this one is next on the list.  However, I think I need to reconsider my throw and sham set idea and go back to the original plan of simply making a larger quilt and add the blocks that I saved out for the shams back to the quilt.  That means I have to unsew the finishing borders if I want to continue the matchstick pattern or I could take the easy way out and leave the extra row of squares at the one end of the quilt.  What would you do?

14 comments:

Teri said...

Love this quilt. I think you should finish it as originally planned.

Anya said...

Add the extras to the back!

Terry said...

I love this quilt! I'd be tempted to just add them to the end. I kind of like how they look laid out like that.

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Jean Kritenbrink said...

No unsewing, or this project might never be completed! I would finish as is and either make pillows or a tabletopper with the extra.

Kathy P said...

Whatever makes you happy :) - that's what I think!

QuilterMary said...

Leave it on the end - it's unexpected and therefore if works.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I love this layout. Weren't you using 2-1/2" strips for this? What were the measurements again please?

Needled Mom said...

I really like the scrapiness of this and I think it would make a great large quilt, but the throw and pillows would also be nice.

Andra Gayle said...

I would leave the extra row on one end. You are just trying to get it done right? It is beautiful and it needs to be finished and appreciated! From a woman who has about 30 UFOs in the closet-they need to be done!

Prima Donna said...

I agree with Anya. Use it on the back and get'er done!

Jean(ie) said...

I would finish the quilt and put the extra on the back. Get-er-done!

Millie said...

If it doesn't sing for me, I'd just finish it up as is and give the leftover bits away to somebody who could use them.

Diane said...

if getting it finished would make you happiest--I would put the extra's in the backing. It is a really interesting quilt pattern, definitely worth the finish.

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