Sunday, June 26, 2011
Little Houses Quilt Top
When I pulled this out yesterday, I thought, Ok, I'll finish this with the blocks that I have finished and have a simple 5 X 5 small square quilt. It will be done and then I can move on and be satisfied that it is not sitting in the closet. I mustered up the energy to finish the quilt in the 5 X 5 layout during the boys nap time. I took a look at it and still didn't feel quite happy about it. I did what I told myself I would do, but I hate square quilts and it was never my intention to make it square! So, I pushed on, delved down into the scraps and the half started blocks and found that I had enough to finish my 5 X 7 layout. Whew, and last night I finished it! It looks a mess on the back, I compensated for many many errors by adjusting seam allowances on the back so it looks wonky and messy back there. I hated finishing this quilt, it felt like a chore, but the lesson is that once I finished it I realized that I like this quilt again! It is going to be a perfect one to send to my mom. She will love it--it will make a perfect throw for a couch and the fabrics and style of the quilt are very much her sort of tastes. Oh happy happy, done done!!!