When I had it all laid out on the floor ready for the final round of construction yesterday, it dawned on me that I really don't like this one! Is this normal? Does anyone else suddenly go off a piece at or near to completion?
My efforts at quilting this piece were, well, (Insert expletive!) awful just about sums it up! I wonder how much of that was down to the fact that I had gone off it? And how much was down to trying to use a household size machine? I think in future I'll stick to the quilt as I go method, it's more forgiving. But thank you to those who encouraged me to have a go, I'd still be wondering.......if it wasn't for your faith.
I put the buttons on again, one in the centre of each block, they are not needed to hide any wobbles, I got that bit right! I just like them, they feel good. Hehehehehe, is there an embellisher inside of me pushing to get out? :-D
DD pointed out that the colours are actually perfect for my mothers sitting room. Merry Christmas Mum! I hope she doesn't mind a bit of wobbly quilting and some slightly screwed up corners! I did my best to rescue it.
And for my next trick? The washing machine is whirring round as I type! A few weeks ago I joined a beginners club which, every month sends out a scrap bundle and instrutions for making up a block, my first installment arrived at the same time as the fabric I used for this last piece. It's the really bright roll in the center of the pic here. It sat in it's pretty roll adorning the sideboard for a while as it seemed a shame to break into it. After pressing tomorrow I'll be cutting for some bright nine patches, there are lots of really bright pinks and blues in this bundle, not at all colours I would choose for myself so I'm not sure what will become of them. I'll ponder that while I sew.
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