What's wrong with this picture? (aside from the snippits of thread where I started to rip...)
|What's wrong with this picture?|
And it didn't get any better from there on, either.
|Sashing Gone Wrong|
Another case of wrong side to right side. And the worst was yet to come.
|It gets worse!|
The most aggravating part of this is after I sewed it wrong, I pressed it, I squared it up, I added a sashing strip, and I pressed it again. It wasn't until I put it back on the wall that I saw the mistake.
It just doesn't pay to hurry! Actually, this project was star-crossed from the get-go. I had purchased the background at Mountain QuiltFest in March, along with a selection of solids to match the dots, and a jelly roll of strips in bright pastel checks and stripes for the 9-patch centers. Oh, I had visions of modern loveliness!
But when I did a test run with the jelly roll strips I wasn't very happy with the result. It was March, I didn't need this until October, so I set it aside.
Now, with only two weeks to deadline, I finally got back to the task at hand, I tried making random 9-patches with bright squares from my stash. (I should note here that I don't do random very well, but I'm working on it!) I either had too much or too little contrast. And the solids were dull, dull, dull.
Anyway, since I had suggested that they could substitute a square of focus fabric for the 9-patch units, I decided to take that route. But I went a step further and made quarter-square kaleidoscope blocks.
The pattern is Wink and a Smile by Lisa Christensen -- out of print, sadly, but I did receive her permission to teach it.
Hope your week goes better than mine!
Linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.