Monday, June 18, 2012
a Boring Post
Do you ever get an idea and are all excited and then crushed when it doesn't work? That is what happened to me on Saturday. FINALLY I had a day to sew and then felt like I had to make 10 things in that time period. The Penn Oaks Quilt Guild is having a raffle of sorts at our next quilt show in 2013. So I decided to work on mine They are small, 16 x 24 and totally doable in a day. Silly me!
I drew my lemons and leaves and was very happy with them!
Selected my fabrics. I even found a hand dye that had a little green in the yellow. Kind of like real life ones.
Tediously cut out a bunch of lemons and leaves....I like to cut the centers out of the fusible so they aren't so stiff.
Loved the shapes and colors, especially the dots
I just didn't like it all together. Maybe in a smaller piece, it just felt like too many lemons. I do like the colors together.
All was not lost, I did come up with something and will show you once the binding is on!
I do think I have to "allow" myself to do this more often.......Change something if it is not working instead of plowing ahead, just because I cut up all those lemons! I will use them for something else I am sure, but their original use was not working.
What do you do when something you are making is not working?