This quilt. Ayyyyyye, this quilt. What a nightmare.
This quilt took me over 2 years to make. I had a plan. I bought the fabric. I changed the plan. I cut the fabric. I changed the plan. I panicked and put it all away in a cupboard. I had another plan. I sewed the fabric. I put it all away again. Another plan – this time with EPP. And so it went on until finally, I ended up with this.
It’s nothing like what I set out to make, but it is what it is.
I love the colours and the low volume fabrics. The design, well, it is a little….odd.
On the positive side, I learned a great deal about design and limitations (not necessarily a bad thing) and my own creative process from this quilt. I came out a better quilter at the other end, which what I always hope for from every project I make.
I also really love the long-arm quilting that my friend Jane Davidson (aka Quilt Jane) was kind enough to complete for me.
It’s not what I pictured but it’s a serviceable quilt, and I’ll be happy to snuggle under it this coming winter.
Have you ever had a quilt ‘ordeal’ like this? Did you fight through or put it away or turn it into something else? Let me know!