Sunday, February 15, 2009
It's Always Something ...
I had to jump on the bandwagon and make a zig-zag quilt like this one.
I'm so glad I did!
I really enjoyed making this quilt, but, for better or worse, it was quite a learning experience.
I've only worked with triangles a few times and have had very limited success. When I cut the white fabric for this some of it wasn't cut exactly right and it made a huge difference. The squares that were the right size looked terrific when mixed with the colored squares, the ones that were not the perfect size came out pretty wonky. I know perfectly well to cut correctly ... I think exhaustion was catching up to me. BUT, because I'm working on focusing on the positive and encouraging sides of things, what I've opted to learn from this is that I can sew with triangles and, if I'm careful, it can turn out wonderfully.
Second lesson ... I ran out of white thread late at night ... too late to run to Walmart or a fabric store so I used pale pink thread. It shows through onto the front. It's very obvious. Again, I'm going with exhaustion playing a part in this because I know better.
The colors aren't quite accurate in the pictures. The greens look a bit more yellowish than they are, the Ikea hippo fabric is much more lime green looking than the olive it appears.
I'm not sure what I'll do with this quilt. It matches R.'s bedding, but he doesn't need a second quilt in his room. Perhaps give it away ... I don't know yet.
I will certainly be making another quilt in this pattern, but with the right size pieces and the right thread.