I love this quilt! I hear you on being spatially dyslexic this kind of thing is a real challenge for me (I discovered how bad when trying to do my first paper pieces block). But I love what you are creating...and about the misplace block...oh my! I am not sure I could live with it either but it does add interest...
This is so cool! It is amazing how a block can change just by putting it on point! Just lovely.
This is absolutely STUNNING! I love it. Lately, I have really been loving quilts on point...and although they can be a bit challenging, they get easier to piece once you've done one.
Thanks for the encouragement. I ended up taking apart the quilt so I could fix the rotated block and that made me sleep better. Now I need to finish up the 2 borders. One is a pieced border with the squares on point. Yikes, here I go again!
Can hardly wait to see its!! LOL (except it isn't really funny!) about fixing so can sleep...I so hear you I was obsessed about my swoon and it's "issues" and dreamt about it til knew all was ok!!
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LOL - I actually got out of bed in the middle of the night once to rearrange blocks on my design wall because I woke up thinking about the quilt and knew I wanted to change things. I was afraid I'd forget the new arrangement if I just went back to sleep! Yes, the word is obsession!!
You all make me feel so much better...all my little "quirks" are just part of being a quilter!!!!;-)
Well done on your progress, Terryt1955. Beautiful quilt!
I love this quilt and think you have done a beautiful job with it. I also think the second black border will look awesome! It is very pretty...
This is coming along great. I have no idea what you mean by losing points - I saw no lost points. So there. It's wonderful!!!
Ahh grasshopper (Caribousmom), you did not look close enough at the background as it intercepted the first black border. There are many points cut off. The good news, you didn't see it so no one else will notice it either! It will never go to "competition" so I'm fine with it. Like I said, I'm learning to let go and it feels good not to be so crazy.
I like this quilt. Made me think of birdhouses. If I have an error, like chopped off points or seams not meeting, I remember that no one is going to look as closely at the quilt as I am when I am making it.
And if they ARE looking that closely, then they are not really your friends
LOL I agree with Wendy...tell them to get their nose out of your quilt;-)
Ah shucks Wendy and Mary and Chrissy, you make a girl feel good! Now on to the next part of finding extra wide batik backing. Any suggestions where to shop?
I've never seen this pattern before. It looks amazing!
Now for the back - first of all, make yourself a large cup of coffe or tea (whatever you prefer) take a deeeep breath and bite into a chocolate bar.
1. why does the back need to ty in with the front? remember my ribbonry, with the rainbow colours at the front? well it got a black, blue white plaid backing
2. if you find somone who can look at the fornt and the back at the same time - I want to meet them.
3. don't listen to yourself - you are having some deep running predjudices against the back, becuse it didn't turn out as you thought it would, so now you can't like the beautiful thing you made.
4. fold front and back really small, put in a shoe box, wrap a ribbon around it and promise me you won't look at it again before Saturday.
Strandkorbtraum Omg you just made my morning!!! LOL and ditto everything you said!!! Especially #2;-). And I happen to 1) love this quilt and 2) LOVE the back! It is all gorgeous so if you hate it too much you have my address and I accept gifts;-). Truly it is beautiful...
Strandkorbtraum you greatly cheered me up! Love your perspective and I think I will just fold it up for a week or so and come back to it with a positive attitude.
True And if I still hate it I'll send it on to you! I know you can always give it to one of your charities if nothing else.
Terryt1955 I am trying to find all the things you don't like about it and can't. I am with Wendy about if someone looks that close..... I hope it morphs into something you love by next week.
I love this and I enjoyed reading about your process! It's lovely.
YES!!! I love the new pictures this is truly a gorgeous quilt...and I love the "cupboard" you have it hanging in front of...
This is lovely - well done for completing it.