Stay strong!

Worked on my Clover quilt for AYOS this week, but I don’t have much to show (or so it seems to me).  And I TOTALLY get why she named the quilt pattern CLOVER.  See below…

I started assembling a few rows together so I could get some instant gratification and see how much the layout would shrink as I went along.  Assembling each individual block together and on point isn’t my favorite activity right now.  I spent 3 hours last night putting together the first four rows while trying to keep them square (or triangle if you prefer) as I added more.  It was hard and I unpicked the stitches more than once.

Clover Fabric Cutting


Once I got a row as ‘perfect’ as I could get it, I added the next one – but only after I had squared up the entire row individually first.  Then I pinned the hell out of it before running it under the machine.

Clover Corner Pins

Here’s a picture of the pattern namesake:

Clover Seam Ripper


Once it was attached, I recheck my levels:

Clover Squaring Corner


This looks pretty good.  It was also after 1:00 am this morning.  Only four rows attached.  And my big idea to make this thing BIGGER!  OMG!!

Here it is up on the design wall corner:

Clover Corner Closeup

Carrie gives you large setting triangles so that you will have this 1/2′ cushion on the edge.  This wee little corner looks pretty good to me.

Clover Corner Design Wall


It does shrink up quite a bit.  I have the next two rows sitting next to my sewing machine, so don’t think that what you see goes next to each other.  I still LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and the fabric collections and the overall look of this quilt, so I will try to push on.  I don’t know how far I’ll be by month end for the parade though.  I’ll stay strong for now!

All the best to you for a great weekend ahead!


4 thoughts on “Stay strong!

  1. You made me laugh today! That’s exactly how I have been pinning mine!!! Would you believe I still have about a 1/4 of it still to put on, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂 Good Luck with yours and it’s going to be beautiful when it’s done.

    • I need to see a light Judy. I know it will be there soon. I’m almost halfway through the original 3×3 layout. I decided on just doing the original size with some borders added to try and stretch it into a lap quilt.

  2. I love your post! I have mine mostly laid out (I’m still working on the 4-patches) but I’m not looking forward to sewing the diagonal rows together. What is it about the diagonal that seem to generate mistakes? Yours is looking good!

    • I got on a roll yesterday when I decided to start joining all the pieces together in my strips that were not 4 patches. My problem is that I want to keep the 4 patches scrappy, so I’m sort of making them as I go along. Very inefficient I know. I can’t wait to see how yours is going to turn out!

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