Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Back in the beginning, when I was just learning to quilt, I spied a colorful bundle of fat quarters in my LQS. I had no idea what I would do with it since some of the colors were not at all 'my' colors, but it was so bright and cheery, it came home with me. Then I participated in an online progressive quilt(round robin?) on Prodigy-now that's a blast from the past! My colorful bundle made the 4 pinwheel blocks that form the center.
The other ladies who participated were wonderful and kind to this newbie, it took me years to realize just how kind they were and just how clueless I was.
Anyway, that quilt is one of my UFOs since I could never figure out how to quilt it. Now that I can do it on my PCQ, I'd like to get it done. You can still see some chalk lines from differenct ideas I was considering. I had wanted to make the pinwheels stand out, like they were whirling. Now I just want to get it done, but don't want to do all over stippling. Any ideas?? I have to be very careful since the center of each windmill is several layers with beads to look like hubs (and to tactfully disguise my poorly done points!) Whoever had the embellishments to do also added some ebroidered patches of bees and butterflies, which might break the needle. Also, the person who had the applique did a wonderful hummingbird that needs to be emphasized, not flattened into the background. Then there are several rows of borders. What would you do?? (besides give up on it! LOL)