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.