Wimpy Kid & Roses Dichotomy- Pieced 06/15/2015. Quilted 12/26/2015. Bound 07/19/2016.
Mar 28, 2015: Purchased Wimpy fabric from the local quilt shop, Sew Original with no idea how I might use it.
Apr 23: Purchased the rest of the fabric for making a "Just Can't Cut It" quilt, thanks to Sew Original.
Apr 24: Cut out the top. Ready to sew.
Apr 25: Piecing the top.
May 08: Thought of a way to enhance this quilt significantly ... or so I think. It means taking out 18 seams.
May 23: Bought backing - Moda Grunge Ocean. Took out those seams. Ready to trim and sash those Wimpy blocks.
May 31: Trimmed the Wimpy blocks down from 12.5" to 9.5". Found enough Onyx (black) Grunge to make the sashing.
Jun 14: Pieced the quilt center. I like it! Now for the border(s). Thinking I won't go for the red. Maybe just a thin black & white swirl. We'll see...
Jun 15: Decided to go with the original plan after all. Quilt top is pieced.
Dec 24: Made the backing. Selected Zen Roses for my panto. Bottom Line Silver thread.
Dec 25: Before I was a longarmer myself, I bought a piece of Tuscany Wool batting I purchased from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe that I am going to use. I usually like everything--fabrics & quilting pattern--to fit logically & aesthetically but this quilt bears the dichotomy of a young boy's casual journal drawings & classy quilted roses. So be it. I think the Ocean Grunge backing is going to be stunning. Loaded & quilting.
Dec 26: Quilted.
Jan 05, 2016: Made & attached the binding.
Jun 28: Clipped and started hand binding.
Jul 19: Binding is finished. I'm keeping this one.
Jan 28, 2019: Well, it's 2.5 years later. Only used one season, I figure Wimpy needs a better home where it can be loved instead of boxed up in a closet. See note at top of this post.
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