Friday, September 3, 2010

Well, this sucks

The post title is a favourite expression in our house - after watching 'Madagascar' a million billion times - we use this slightly inelegant phrase in all cases of general displeasure or disappointment. Or, in my case, when you have a brilliant quilting idea that turns out hideous.

I wanted to replicate the very strong diagonal effect of the small triangles in the original quilt, and instead just got these clunky blue crosses and slightly disturbing star/triangles things. No, no no. I shall try something else entirely and put this in the 'special shelf' for disastrous projects. Waaaay up high.


Anonymous said...

I love the colours. what if you took the blocks apart and put sashing in?

or turn them on their points, like diamonds, and put plain squares in between them?

Tonya R said...

it's not a disaster! it may not be what you wanted, but it's not bad. okay, not great. but not terrible either. Okay, we're working on Gee's Bend liberation here, so how about CUTTING it apart. You already hate it, so you've got nothing to lose and maybe lots to gain. It's the dark blue crosses that are the disappointing feature, so cut right through the middle of those fabrics. I'm going to try and play with the photo and see if I can show you what I mean.