Saturday, 22 March 2014
Just a very quick post to say this quilt which you can see in more detail here and here is now finished. The jury is out on whether I like it!! Isn't that strange? I made this quilt working on the principle that since it was for me I would just go with the flow and use fabrics I loved and easy quilting patterns. I should love it. I did love it while I was putting it together - but now I am not so sure! The only way I can express it is that it feels a bit too busy, almost a bit sickly and over the top. I'm not sure if it was because I was really involved in making it when I had some bad news and this has kind of rubbed off on the quilt. It feels as though it is associated with difficult things rather than the enjoyment and achievement I usually feel on completing a quilt.
I've got a plan though. I'm not going to give it away - I'm going to put it away for a bit in a cupboard and then get it out and see if I like it any better.
I'm taking a break now and working on some very simple cushions which I am really enjoying. I went to the Sewing for Pleasure show in Birmingham last week and added a little to my stash which I really enjoyed too. More of cushions and stashes soon - but now I have got an hour to go and sew - sew I must go and get on with it!! Back soon.