being the world's best starter and the world's worst finisher it will come as no surprise that i have started yet another quilt.
to be fair i am on a mission to make a quilt for our bed. i keep thinking i have found the perfect quilt design but then as i get going on it it doesn't seem quite as perfect as i thought so i give up.
i really thought this low volume scrappy trip along above was going to be just right...
...wrong! even though it is low volume there is just too much going on.
the same happened with the + and x quilt below.
way too busy!
it was back to the drawing board but not before i made myself sew up these scrappy and plus blocks into squares big enough to make cosy floor cushions.
now i can relatively guiltlessly get on with the job in hand of making the right quilt and i actually think i am there this time.
i had bought camille's lovely swoon pattern a while ago and had a lightbulb moment of thinking this would be just the right quilt, particularly if i kept it simple.
the first block i made at the top went pretty straight forwardly. i used my 2 favourite fabrics of the moment - architextures' crosshatch in grey and pb&j's raspberry jam in picnic. the background is the crosshatch in white...plain but with a little added interest.
i was really pleased with the result of this first block and started pulling fabrics for the rest of the quilt. whilst our room has a strong Orla Kiely wallpaper with a shot of chartreusy yellow i initially wanted to keep the quilt neutral.
not according to my sub conscience as before i knew it i'd dragged out some yellows. looks like it was going to have yellow in it after all.
just to make sure yellow was going to work i made up another block.
i was liking...
but now i have a dilemma...a big dilemma...
i laid the blocks out on the bed just to see if it was working for me and boom how good do the blocks look as pillow covers??
do i stop at these 2 blocks and do something else for the quilt?
but what else would work in this room?
what would you do??