Monday, 15 July 2013
Lucky Colours – A Finished Quilt
A finish! A finish! And completely LEGO Star Wars UNrelated. Actually I finished this one a few weeks back and have just been rather slack on taking photos and sharing it.
This is me trying to take a photo that is not a) just hanging on my washing line or b) just laying on the lawn. No idea what those flowers are, but they are the only pretty thing in my yard right now so figured I’d take advantage of them.
Oh look – the quilt is back on the washing line. Comfort zone, my friends. So! Details! The pattern is Lucky by Camille Roskelley. You know I’m a bit of a Camille fan. What I’m not such a fan of – HSTs. There was a lot of trimming going on with this quilt. But hey, it looks pretty and that’s what counts. You know I’m all about the pretty.
The fabric is one of the prints from Simply Colour – used in pretty much every colour it came in. I spent awhile pairing the colours together to get a layout I was happy with.
The back is pieced as per usual. Just some big layer cake squares sewn together and added to grey. And okay, now we’ll talk about the elephant in the room. And probably the real reason I haven’t posted about this before. I hate how I quilted it. Hate it. Reallllllly hate it. Yet not enough to unpick it all. Funny that. The quilting is just all over loops and meanders. It’s further proven that I am not a born FMQer nor do I think I can be a bred FMQer. It’s just not in me. I feel like I kind of ruined the quilt with this.
I am hoping maybe with a couple of washes that will settle down and not be so obvious. Or maybe it doesn’t look so bad to someone who is not an amazing FMQer (Midge and Gemma, you will not be invited to view this up close and personal. Ever. ;) Still love you though! xx).
But hey, a finish is a finish is a finish. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And we’re our own worst critics. And the rest of those annoying positive-type platitudes. I’m glad the quilt is done, just not hugely loving it. And that’s okay. I’m good with that. Now. Back to LEGO Star Wars which I will NOT be FMQing when finished.:)