Thursday, September 26, 2013

Not feeling it…

Okay, so I told you about the Dolphin quilt.  Let me say here that I normally really like the quilts I make.  I have a hard time parting with many of them… This one, well…. I’m just not feeling the love:

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Here is the body of the quilt without it’s borders.  First, I’m disappointed that the colors are not exactly (or probably even close) to the Dolphins colors.  I think they should have been lighter…. I think the designs are cute, though:

IMG_0009a  Designs are from Ace Points. Secondly, I think my use of solid, instead of print fabrics, was a mistake.  I doubt I will ever again make a quilt using only solid fabrics.

I had already made up my mind to add black & grey borders.  I decided on grey as the outer border – not sure I’m liking that either:

IMG_0010aThis quilt is on the frame and I will quilt it today.  I would really like to do something special on this quilt, but because I really don’t like it, it probably is not going to happen.  I’m at the point where I just want it done and gone!  Hopefully, once quilted, it will a little more likeable!

Now this quilt I’m lovin’

IMG_0005The Dresden Plates measure 20” each and I’m using 4” scrap squares to build out from the center.  This one I can hardly wait to finish! 

Next week will be another busy week for me – no sewing (bummer).. My sister and her significant other will be here Fri. evening and leave the following Tues.  He has never been to my home so, of course, I want to make a good impression, and that means all those lick and promises have to become follow-throughs.  Plus, my sister has requested a family Mexican dinner and that means a day making tamales.  On top of that I get the privilege of turning 60…. I can remember thinking 60 was ancient.    I think I’ve changed my mind.  Though there are  times I do feel ancient…..

Have a great day, I’m off to the quilting room….

Katie

4 comments:

Ellen said...

Hopefully, through the magic of quilting you will see the beauty of your quilt.

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday - I used to think that 50 was ancient. Been there and done that...my how times have changed!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I'm not loving the dolphin one either - the dolphins are cute - but that's about it - so you're not alone on that one - done and gone works for me, too - ;)))

The Dresden Plate one is BEAUTIFUL - scrappy and VERY pretty. Love the color combos on that one - ;))

Don't worry about your house being spotless - have fun with your sister - and have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! - And it IS a privilege to be 60 - older people have lived longer - had more life experiences - and know more than younger people give them credit for - ;))

Deb Lindley said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Miss Katie ;-)

You know me, I LOVE all quilts, even the 'dolphin one' - hope you're quilting it with some blue/orange variegated to help make it sing and so the dolphins can have plenty of quilting waves to swim through!

Now the Dresden plate - what's not to love?!? It's those 'problem children' that we end up growing the most fond of...don't you agree...? Can hardly wait to see both of them ALL quilted out!

Quilt ON!
~Deb

Sewing Junkie said...

So the quality in the quilt is great. I don't love everyone I make either. When it is finished I'm sure you will be glad it is done. Chris