Monday, November 25, 2013

Metro Rings and November Lucky Star BOM

Once upon a time I really wanted to do a fresh,new, complicated,but achievable quilt pattern. Oh and it had to be jelly roll friendly guys:)   I came across Metro Rings and I was sold!   Bought the ruler and some Kona white for the background and got to work cutting.  There was no shortage of cutting.  Once that was all said and done, the sewing curves part was actually the easiest part of the whole process!  Then came the squaring up and it was not pretty.  I even went so far as to email another quilter/blogger (she has a tutorial up now as to how she did her squaring up for Metro Rings) and the designer herself, Jenny Pedigo.  I received a response from Jenny's assistant/friend about 3 hrs after I sent the email off.  Great service!!  After reading her email, it all made sense and I went right to work trying it out.  I squared each of the many,many pieces to 9 1/2".  Sewed some more and then squared up again using my wanna be fabric ruler.  The blocks were supposed to measure up to 10".  Error wrong!!!  They were coming out smaller at 9 3/4" and even some at 9 5/8".



I thought the whole quilt top was a gonner,but I kept moving onward.  Somehow it all worked out with only one real minor set back that I can certainly live with to include a few of the setting triangles being cut off a bit.



Scrappy must be in my blood because this is yet another one of my quilts that has come out scrappy.  I did use a jelly roll for the first time and a charm pack from the same line.  There are dominant colors of teal, green, red,tan and dark blue,but to me it has a scrappy vibe.  This covers some of my mistakes---shhhh don't tell;)

The teal and red are my favorites in this whole top:):):):)

I ordered some backing fabric yesterday called Aspen Frost by Basic Grey and it should be here in a week at best I hope.  Ready to get to pinning and quilting on this one!  It is going to be our Christmas quilt after all!


Look at ALL these tiny pieces!  The biggest being 2" I believe.

These are ALL of 16 papers ready to go for my next Lucky Stars BOM.

OK see the center piece in grey tones and the 4 corners in pink?  The first time I did the center, the colors were not doing it for me so I threw it out and started over.  Then the next set of rectangle pieces didn't match up right.  Maybe  I needed a small break as the hubby was hinting.  I wasn't going to take no for an answer as the center was the only area I had left to tackle.  Back to the drawing board!  I finally got it,but for some reason I had to use 2 "f" sections to make it work right.

She is done and I am finally happy with the colors!  See a couple turtles peeking out?  Love them!

These scrumptious Snuggle prints were on sale at Joann's and are next in line for Ayden's Christmas PJ's present.  Shhhhh it will be our secret.....k?

If that doesn't keep me busy for too long then I will be starting on Jade's diaper bag with a tutorial from Sew Much Ado.  Before I go though, I need your help guys!!

Which of these prints goes with/ do you like best with Sarah Jane's Out to Sea mermaid print in your humble opinion????

~


#1?

#2?

#3?

#4?

Please write your number in the comments:)

Time for me to get Ayden from school in a minute here!  One more day of school for him and then he is on Thanksgiving break.  

Tomorrow is going to be extra special for me! It is not only my Birthday, but I also go for another Ultrasound to see Jade!!  Oh and how could I forget---Ayden is having a Thanksgiving celebration in his classroom.  I am bringing the pies;)  Yippeeeeeeeeeee.....!!!

Everyone I want to wish ya'll a Happy,Happy Blessed Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

~Sara













28 comments:

Impera Magna said...

Your Metro Rings look great! Congratulations on an almost finish!

I'm sure you don't want a little ole lady's input but... I like #1 best.

Susan Owenby said...

It's a lovely quilt! Congratulations for seeing it though and getting it done. :)

Jessica said...

LOVE the Metro Rings, mistakes or not! Happy birthday lady, hope it's wonderful! Also, I choose 2 or 3!

Terri said...

That star looks awesome! Good for you for pushing on with those Metro Rings. Looks like it turned out great to me. I give you a ton of credit for all that cutting, keeping all those tiny pieces organizing, and making it all work out.

Happy early birthday! What a great month to have a birthday ;)

Laney said...

Great job on your quilt! I love scrappy, too. I vote for fabric # 2.

made by ChrissieD said...

You've done great on your quilt it's going to be smashing. I say #4, it's got depth to it and totally lifts the pale background of the Out To Sea fabric while the colour and curves of the design mirror the mermaids' tails :D

Sewing Mom said...

Gorgeous quilt! Wow...and I like #2 & #4...they all go...but I think the choice will ultimately be up to you. =)

Amy said...

I love your metro rings, I just bought the ruler and waiting until after the holidays to start something with it. thanks for the link to your friends blog, I pinned so I could come back to.I choose 1 or 4 for the out to sea quilt

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Your metro rings project looks great!! And I love your November Lucky Star too :)

heather said...

I like #1.

Metro Rings looks great.

Vera said...

Lots of going on here. Your quilt is looking good and I would go with #1. Happy Bday!

craftmates said...

I vote for #4.

Your quilt looks great.

Virna from Craftmates

Renee said...

Your metro rings look great! Very nice little star block--I always have problems with the centers matching up too. I vote #1 or #4.

Gina said...

all of your projects are so pretty!! I like 1 0r 4. Happy Birthday!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that all went well with the ultrasound and other events. Love the colours in your Metro Rings quilt, lovely design too.

monkeyneedle said...

I like #1. Love the star!

DaisyLiz said...

#1! :!

Karen said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sara! Your Metro Rings is fantastic -- beautiful scrappy rings of joy! Your mermaid fabrics are all very pretty but for some reason #4 is calling my name... Can't wait to see how you finish it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Karen

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! What a great birthday present...a special day at school & and ultrasound!!!

I think your metro rings looks really really good. I don't see any triangle points missing! It looks so good I could see it in a magazine:)

And I vote for #4. Let me tell you why (as I'm sure you know with Ayden's first year)--you will carry that bag everywhere and I think it will hide the most dirt. I definitely wouldn't go with the white background. Plus I like the contrast of the out to sea and the deeper pink and it makes the colors in the mermaid fabric sing. Finally, I think it looks the most modern and young and stylish. Can't wait to see what you pick!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your metro rings is beautiful

P. said...

Your Metro Rings quilt is gorgeous! Way to go, persevering until you got 'er done. As for the fabric choices, I'd say 2 or 4. I tend to be a little bold that way, LOL.

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Georgi said...

I'm amazed at your Metro Rings quilt! Love the scrappiness of it!!

Kymberly said...

What an amazing quilt. Love how it turned out.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The metro rings is fabulous! I vote #1 although i love #2 as well. I think 1 showcases the mermaids the best. I hope you enjoyed your birthday and the ultrasound went well :-)

Snowcatcher said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope the ultrasound went wee. Live the scrappy wedding rings. Very different from other wedding rings I've seen.

Kirsty said...

The Metro Rings are great!! I liked #4 for matching fabric

hydeeannsews said...

your metro top is awesome! love, love, love it. =)

that star block is pretty amazing, too. such pretty colors.

as for matching the mermaid print, i'd go with either 2 or 4. they are both bold, bright, and really fun! good luck.