Have you ever wondered how on God’s Good Green Earth did I get myself into this mess?  That is where I am at right now.  I am working on a quilt that I was asked and I agreed to make.  The story is the mother and daughter were working on this quilt(they had cut the pieces only) before the mother’s health took a turn for the worse and the daughter put it to me, “We would like the quilt finished before she dies” (she is 89 and in a nursing home in poor health).  I said ok.  I was given the block and no idea what came next.  Daughter said anything.  I did a bargello pattern.  Once finished my daughter took a picture to show the daughter and guess what?  She wanted a 9 patch block. I took it apart and made the 9 patch.  I am starting to quilt it and look at it and get frustrated with myself, because I am finding I dislike this quilt and have avoiding the quilting because I don’t want to mess it up.  Hubby said it was flat in colors.  It doesn’t  seem to have a personality that I can enhance with the quilting.

So my question is how do you quilt a quit and make it look good even when you don’t “feel it”, “it doesn’t speak to you”. etc.  however you want to phrase it?

I will be working on the quilting this afternoon.  I did decide I will be using a variegated purple thread.  I think that will add a pop to it that it is missing.  Maybe that will bring what it is missing.  I know everyone’s taste is different.  I have to have a splash of color in my quilts.  Actually most have a little more than a splash.

What is your taste in colors?  Does it depend on the quilt? How do your quilts or your projects speak to you?

Happy making today.

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