Tres Graphic, Lexington Sampler, Cheese and Crackers, Cracker Jack, Rippling Star and Nina are just a few I've made. Weird names, for sure. My quilter is always asking me the name so she can keep it in her computer should I ever need to duplicate it. I always have to make up something dumb because I never pay attention to the name.
A couple of days ago, that changed. I just finished this quilt called Simply Delightful. It seems to me the names never suit the quilt, so I renamed this one Minnie Mouse. The backing is red with white polka dots (hard to see here) and just looks like everything Minnie Mouse to me. Unlike some I've made, this one is a keeper.
On the other hand, THIS one is called Cemetery Quilt. Can you guess why? It's going the way of my cooking disasters ..... to the cemetery. It's horrible!!! It's called Where The Wise Things Are. Well they certainly aren't in the instructions of this quilt. The colors and design are just beyond words.
It's not all sewn together here, which is why it's wonky. Luckily I stuck it up on the wall before stitching the rows. I instantly named it the Cemetery Quilt because that's where it's going to end up.
My quilt cemetery is under my sewing table. Boxes and boxes of leftover pieces, plus a couple of other disasters destined to be covered in dust and dirt for eternity. They will never see the light of day.
Good news however .... I absolutely love the owls. They are very elegant and deserve better. I took them to the quilt shop many miles away and asked for suggestions. When the quilt store clerk is more shocked than you when looking at the picture, you KNOW you've named it correctly.
Thank heavens for quilt shop clerks. She was able to come up with a solution for the owls AND a replacement fabric for this one. After all, she said I've already sewn together 196 triangles, I might as well come up with SOMETHING to finish it out. It cost me $120 for the fix and I will end up with TWO quilts. I suppose that's better than my dirt solution.
That of course, remains to be seen. I'll let you know how it goes!
It's going to be a busy few days, as dinner after dinner after breakfast is consumed. Lawyer night at the Elks is tonight, followed by the Bingo Christmas Party tomorrow, followed by pancakes and ebelskivers (whatever those are) at the cooking school on Saturday.
I can see it coming, so I bought a HUGE bottle of Tums!!!!! I'll be in my sewing room.