Thursday, May 11, 2017

Not so bad after all...


A few weeks ago I published a post that detailed the cold hard facts of fabric selection. To sum it up, I'd bought some fabric and pieced a quilt that I wasn't very fond of. The colors went well together, but it wasn't very girly. That fact really grated on me, because after all one puts a lot of time and effort into these babies!


 Several of you made comments that I should step away from it and maybe it would look better in a couple of weeks. The last few weeks that quilt has been at the longarm quilter's being finished and when I got it back, I kind of loved it...


Having a quilt longarm quilted makes everything look better! The longarm quilter that I use runs a business out of her home. It's quite an enterprise. I love going there because she has gorgeous quilts lining her walls, and a stack of quilts to be quilted a mile high. So fun.


Anyway, after I picked up this quilt, it looked so much better than I remembered it.


Little two-year-old Emery, the intended recipient of this quilt, is pretty much a girly, girl -- except when she launches herself into a swimming pool like a banshee yelling "cannonball!" -- so I wasn't sure she'd like the colors in the quilt. But, after picking it up from the quilter's home the pink fabric stood out more, so I think there's hope... 


I love the pattern of quilting that was done on this quilt. It's a flowery bumblebee pattern...


The inspiration fabric for this quilt is called Cosmo Forest Delight, designed by Cosmo Japan for Springs Creative. It's a cute foresty bear print...


I bought a bright, colorful fabric for the back of the quilt. As I'd said in the previous post, I didn't realize till I got it home that it was cat eyes {ugh... sigh}. But I turned the pattern on its side, so it looks more like a geometric print. Hopefully Emery won't get nightmares or have an aversion to cats after being gifted with this "beauty."




Anyway, I'm more pleased with this crazy quilt than I thought I'd be. That just goes to show if you don't like something you've created, put it aside for a few days and when you come back to it, maybe it will have grown on you!


1 comment:

carla.evans said...

I love it! It's more of a modern girly look to me. Perfect for a cannonballing princess!