Friday, February 02, 2007

Finished another flimsy



Today I finished the last of the borders on the homespun and flannel star quilt. I loved it in the beginning, then disliked it, now I'm not so sure. Some of the instructions were ambiguous and I "went left when I should have gone right", so the results aren't quite what I had hoped. I will say that now that it is all together, I like it better than I did in the middle of the process. DH loved it until one fabric went in as to him, it doesn't 'go' (it was a kit)so I have decided to make it again in fabrics that I think he will like, and with the advantage of the mistakes I made this time, I think I will like the next one better.

Meanwhile I have spent the rest of today working on blocks for a swap and my buck a block- pictures of those when I get them finished. I've also been auditioning fabrics for JudyL's hour a day quilt so I can cut that quilt tomorrow and Sunday. Boy, if any projects actually come in at work, I'm going to have to completely readjust. The last 2-3 weeks I've been living the life of a retiree-and I'm getting to like it!

5 comments:

Angie said...

Well, Gail, I LOVE it!!! Do you need my snail mail addy since you're not sure about this one, and you're going to make another one?? ROFL Just let me know if I can take it off your hands! :D

joyce said...

I think it looks great too. What's not to like??

debby said...

I love it! I cannot see what "didn't work".

ForestJane said...

I like the pinwheel/windmill shape in the middle a lot - not sure if it's my monitor or what, but it just looks a little dark to me.

What colors are you going to try it in next?

And I can't WAIT to be able to retire and quilt all day. :)

Shelina said...

It is a lovely quilt - I like the warm and cozy fall colors. The center looks like it has a shadow effect, which looks great.