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Friday, May 12, 2006


Emma Jane, the friend who is responsible for my quilting addiction, is here to visit so we have been team quilting. It's nice to have someone to bounce ideas off. I managed to get the sashing and borders on the string pieced quilt but there is a major problem in the lower right corner. I have decided just to finish the thing and call it a learning experience. I am not crazy about it anyway. I'm not sure if it's that it's so dark or if I am just sick of the thing. The backing is also that dark brown so it's a very sombre quilt to say the least. The quilting is going to be a huge challenge too. There is no way I can do straight lines all across it. I am thinking of concentric squares inside each block. The other option is to do something unrelated to the piecing but it would have to be curvy because of all the straight lines on the front. The only thing I am sure of is that I am not going to hand quilt it.
On a postive note, I am sewing the binding on the Home is Where the Heart Is wall hanging and it's looking pretty good. I'll post a picture as soon as it's done.

4 comments:

Tonya R said...

I'm sorry you're disappointed with it,but I really like it. Looks like a good old-fashioned utility quilt, made to keep people warm and loved. And I happen to love utility quilts, so there you go. I hope this one grows on you, after you have a chance to get some distance from it.

Lois R. said...

Ooo! I think it's pretty! Sorry you don't like it. Would a different border help? Hard to tell from the pic...

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joyce said...

THanks for the encouragement. Maybe once it's quilted I'll like it better. It has been hanging around the studio for months bugging me so maybe that's why I don't really like it. I will push on and finish it anyway.