Another finished quilt and another learning experience. I do start each quilt with the hope that this will be the “perfect” one. Perfect points, perfect color combinations, perfect seams, perfect everything. I think that is what keeps me going despite my disappointments.This is not that quilt for me.
The things I learned from this quilt:
Lesson #1. I don’t like sewing with pre-cut packs. These blocks sprung from a layer cake I had won and a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial for making church dash blocks. I just don’t like the hodge podge of matching prints. Same prints, different colors. Different colors, same prints. Solids that are the exact colors of the prints. So booooooring. I added black sashing to try and give it a more cohesive look and I think that did help a little.
Lesson #2. I don’t like big blocks. These blocks finished at over 13” and they just seem so bloated and large. Ok … I'll admit that’s how I feel most of the time so maybe a little transference was going on there.
I did take the time to hand quilt and gave each center a different look (that's actually kinda cool). It involved twirling the large quilt around in a circle on my lap all night while dodging a dog head that wanted to lay on it constantly.
If you're wondering about the name it's because I had the layer cake and the five inch solid squares sitting by my machine and every time I was all-dressed-up-and-ready-to-go-but-waiting-for-Craig I’d work on a block. It’s an OK quilt and I’m leaving it at that. I feel a little sorry for it now that I’ve downplayed its appearance so much. Craig loves it and it’s his now, he thought it was worth the wait :)
|I love how Craig is always up for a photoshoot :)|