A few weeks ago, while my daughters were away visiting their grandparents and the weather was just starting to suggest spring, I had the desire to create something subtle and quiet. I thought this bundle of soft oranges, blues, and low volume fabrics would be perfect to do some flying geese - a block I've been wanting to try for some time.
I am not in love with the idea as I once was a few days ago and ended up having to push myself to finish this top. I don't know what happened exactly. I used this tutorial for the geese and wasn't thrilled with how they turned out, I know it was "faster" but they came out kind of sloppy and not uniform. There is something to be said for slow and steady I think. I will definitely make my geese differently next time. I know exactly which backing I will use in my stash and am looking forward to some straight line quilting and just having this quilt done. Maybe in the future I'll feel more affection towards it but right now I just want it out of the way.
My desire to get this done and over with is probably due in part to the return of my children and impending summer weather which makes me look forward to doing something with this bundle below...
Left to Right: Meadow Vale in Navy, Sweet As Honey Deer Cherished, Meadow Marina Geos Deep, Meadow Summer Grove Day, Kona Citrus, Meadow Valley Azure, Kona Peach, Sweet as Honey Morning Bee
Looking for design suggestions. Something large scale...I am leaning towards a Plus Quilt layout...I want to show off all those beautiful creatures and flowers and am thinking it will be my Welcome Summer quilt.
Have you ever had a quilt that you've worked through and were no longer excited about? What did you do about it...finish it out or abandoned altogether?
- rebecca lynne