Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A Love/Hate Relationship
This quilt was part of the Charm Pack Quilt Along hosted by Freckled Whimsey last summer. It took me over a year to finish because I very quickly fell out of love with my fabric choice. Seeing this photo reinforces that feeling. Not knocking the pattern at all. Entirely my fault.
Since I didn't love it, it became quilting practice.
I did a mixture of stitch in the ditch, straight line, and free form feathers. My straight lines were supposed to be a quarter inch apart. Sometimes they are. Looks like I've perfected wonky feathers, too!
Here is the back:
I used plain, inexpensive muslin because that's what I had on hand when I decided to put it together.
Much as I like color, creams & beiges are so calming & restful. I prefer the back of this quilt to the front.
I love the actual quilting part of the process. Maybe a machine with more throat space would help. It took a whole lot of manhandling to get this quilt done on my little machine and sometimes I just couldn't help the wonkiness due to the lack of maneuvering space.
Once the quilt was washed it became wonderfully crinkly and soft and the bad quilting didn't seem to matter so much.
I'll be linking up with Fabric Tuesday so hop over there and check out all the pretty things!