All it took to convince Rob was to tell him this could go from an okay quilt to a great quilt, with just a little extra work.
But, he still asked “can you do that?”
And, I said “I think I can.”
And, he said “then I’m sure you will be able to.”
Ever since I started playing with this quilt again, that scrappy border has bothered me. It just didn’t fit. Too many colors, too many patterns, too many styles and designs and themes, and too dark and heavy…the quilt wasn’t scrappy enough to support that little bit of scrappiness.
I knew I was onto something when I liked the batting better than the row that had been there.
It’s been removed and I’m going to re-piece it and put it back in again. There was too much quilting done by the time I got the nerve for me to pull it all out. I’ll piece the square and then whipstitch it in, quicker than making something else.
This is for one of Rob’s friends. Someone I don’t know. Her first baby got a great quilt and I’d like to give her a nicer one than this was shaping up to be for baby number two.
I was going to piece the same pattern of large blocks and snowballs, using fabrics that matched the colors in the narrow, striped, separating borders, but now that I see it plain, I think it gives a great place to rest, so the replacement will be something less busy…more plain.
Babies don’t wait for quilters to re-do.
Everybody have a great Friday. We are replacing the television in my studio this weekend with a model that will hang from the wall. That will free up a lot of room in my space. It’s one of those weird things…I’m going to love it, but I’m really dreading all the work. We haven’t moved anything in that corner for years. I can only imagine the lint and dust we’re going to find.
Lint and dust are part of quilting. It can’t be helped…unless you spend as much time cleaning as you do quilting.