There has however, come a time when my quilting has reached the level of my cooking. I've gone far too long without burying something made of fabric. Don't despair because that day has arrived.
Take a look at this latest creation. It is a little crooked here and there because it's not sewn together yet. These pieces are just plastered on the batting to check placement before stitching them into a quilt. I'm happy to say that's NOT going to happen.
Believe it or not, I followed the pattern completely, even as to the colors. I can only say it's UGLY. After all the trouble I went through to get the owls, I was devastated to see THIS. I kept the owls and stashed everything else in the bottom of the scrap box.
Talk about depressing .... it took me hours and hours to sew all those tiny triangles together!! I needed another plan.
Luckily the ladies at the only quilt shop in my area were very kind. They said it was HORRIBLE and what was my idea to fix it. Hey, that's why I came to YOU!! This was actually my idea in the end, but I had no idea how to figure out the yardage.
Once I picked the colors, the lady who said it was horrible must have felt bad. She grabbed a piece of graph paper and penciled it out completely for me, along with exact cutting instructions, how much to cut and how wide. Here's the final result. It's quite a bit smaller than the original, but looks MUCH better. Maybe a lap quilt, maybe a wall hanging. At least I saved the owls from extinction.
Not to be outdone, this quilt didn't fare much better. These modern quilts and fabrics are just not my cup of tea. I'm pretty sure this will be donated to someone or something!!
I've actually finished three quilt tops and am starting on the fourth. With the weather so cold and the wind rising, I haven't ventured outside much at all. Now THIS I like. It's much more traditional.
I'm feeling rather bad for the Canadians who come here to escape the cold. It's 32 degrees this morning. Even the puppies didn't want to go out. Thank goodness my electric blanket will be delivered this afternoon. No more cold nights for me!!
I did make one foray yesterday to get completely taken by high prices. I'll explain more tomorrow.