As I mentioned in a previous post, I discovered that I had not understood the directions for the quilt I was making. The pinwheel quilt turned into a bunch of rather uninteresting squares inside of squares that I have laboriously sewn together over the past two days. I'm pretty disappointed with how it has turned out and wonder how I went to all this trouble only to end up with a rather uninteresting quilt. I also have a lot of left over blocks to throw into a bin until something can be done with them. My options at this point are
1. Sew all the squares together as seen here. I don't have a design wall, so instead, I guess I have a design floor.
2. Add this red fabric border. I went fabric shopping today to find something to spruce it up. I don't really love the color combination but I having the contrast might be better.
My husband, Lucas, votes for the red borders. Any thoughts?
I guess I am just a little discouraged about how this whole project has turned out and I really want my brother and sister-in-law to like it, as well as my niece, someday. The other thing that is bothering me is that I only have a week of break left, precious little time, and I really want to be working on quilts that I actually feel good about.
On a happier note, I got my fabrics together today for the Take it Further challenge. Tomorrow I plan to get them sewn up and will hopefully have a picture to post. I'm still debating as to what to actually do with my block. One option in the challenge is to somehow render someone you look up to. I'd like to do something with my mom and was thinking about different symbols that represent things I admire about her (she's very creative, has taught herself how to do a number of things, she always encourages creativity in other people, she raises goats and takes very good care of them, and she raised and took good care of me!). For me, the biggest part of this challenge may not be skills, though I could certainly work on that area of my life, but rather, it is letting myself have a good time without worrying about whether what I am doing is "good enough." I have read a few other blogs and other people taking part in the challenge seem to have similar concerns about their skill level compared to others. I hope we can all be challenged to not let our worries keep us from enjoying ourselves and being creative.