Sorry this photo is a little blurry!
My latest quilt is a Grandmother's Flower Garden design. This is probably the most labor-intensive quilt I've ever made. Each hexagon was hand cut and each took an incredible amount of precision--which I hoped I accomplished. And each takes precise sewing with exact 1/4" seam allowances. I am sure if you look at my entire quilt, there are a few indications that I didn't achieve perfection in each seam allowance or each block I cut. :) Don't look too close!
What makes a quilt beautiful? I think each layer of quilting adds a layer of beauty. Selecting the fabrics is your first layer. Pick fabrics you love as you'll spend a great deal of time with each of them. If you are unsure what fabrics go together, pick a stack of fat quarters to star with. That is probably the easiest way to pick coordinating colorways and coordinating pattern combinations. And, that is what I did with this quilt.
So, with this quilt top completed about six months ago but started at least three years ago (shame, shame, shame on me!) I finally decided that enough was enough and let's get this quilt done! And if I must admit, I have at least three other quilt 'packages' I've purchased since I started this one. I finally decided to put all the quilting fabrics and kits together in one container. I pulled those out recently and the motivation to start another was just enough to get the gumption I needed to finish this ones. I mean, grandson number 2 is due the end of April and before I start on his quilt, I decided this one MUST be finished. Luckily I have a four-day weekend coming up so I can finish this beautiful quilt!
Do you quilt? Are you like me and have the best of intentions when you start a quilt only to put it aside for a garment? How do you persevere through a quilt that is tedious but will be gorgeous when you are finished? Please share your experiences since I have so many in my stash ready, willing, and hoping to be created!
I can't wait to show you the finished quilt. I think it is quite pretty!