Well. Unlike my previous post where the quilt turned out exactly how I had envisioned it, this one did not.
I had such high hopes for this one. I purposely bought this Lecien Antique flowers fabric to make into granny blocks. That part went okay. Although I spent way too much time making sure that none of the blocks were the same. I wanted the center square in each block to be the same to tie them all together so I used the white floral that you see in the block below which is also at the center of the quilt.
I also made sure that I had an equal number of blocks that had pink versus yellow as the outside squares. Then when I laid out the blocks I made sure to alternate my pink outsides versus yellow outsides. I also have this thing about similar fabrics being too close together so I spent a lot of time rearranging blocks until it was all just perfect.
Then came the sashing. Ugh. Even though I attempted to square up the blocks I must not have done it well enough. I had trouble getting the rows to match up so I ended up with some wonky looking sashing. And then when I started to quilt it I ended up with a few tucks and puckers here and there.
It still looks pretty, but it is just not as perfect as I wanted it. It's one of those quilts that looks great hanging off a chair or folded in a stack or on the end of the bed, but once you lay it out you can see the flaws, or at least I can.
I figure it was good learning experience and what I learned is that I won't be trying those granny squares again for a while:).
Today I am finishing up some pillows and then I am on to a quilt for a nice girl who works for my husband. I did stop in the Home Depot this morning and even though I was just supposed to be getting a garbage disposal I managed to sneak in a few paint samples. Our hall bath upstairs really needs a little facelift so I may or may not push my luck and just put a little paint on a few things. There is a part of me that thinks that I could paint that tiny room myself while my husband is at work one day and it might take him days or even a week to notice. Hmmm...
~Gold Shoe Girl~