Monday, July 29, 2013

What ELSE am I working on...

I can't proudly boast my progress on my Hand Applique project, because it didn't get very far last week.   I still have until Monday the 5th to reach my personal goal, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Thought I'd share some of the OTHER pans I have in the fire to look for suggestions. I pulled a UFO (Un-Finished Object) out of my pile the other day and was completely mortified to see that it's been neglected for 5 years now (some of the blocks are dated 2008).   This was a Round Robin that I did with my guild.  We had to make our center blocks personally and then let the bag with the center block, along with whatever fabrics we wanted incorporated, travel round and round; month to month.  The girls were given criteria to follow.  (2" border; 4" border - must contain a half square triangle; 6" border - must contain a star; etc and so on)  I tried a feathered star in a star block once (in the block library of EQ5 or EQ6, can't remember which).  I grabbed any ol fabrics to practice it out, because I was going to do one out of ANOTHER girls's fabric for a different challenge.   So I already had this block hanging around, and I didn't have the heart to get rid of it.  So I threw some of the fabrics in the bag, the center block and forgot about it.   When the rounds of Round Robin completed, I ended up with this small square quilt top.

So why is it on my Design Wall?   Because I don't know if I like it or not.  Here's the beauty of being me.  I don't put the effort into completing a quilt IF I don't like it, weather other people worked on it or not.  So I'm trying to figure out if there is something I can CHANGE to make me like it more, or a special quilting plan to finish it off!   What do you think?

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  1. Your RR quilt is gorgeous! I like the way your RR was organized. I've participated in Medallion Challenges, but it's a gamble if you get one back that you worked on. And you're not the only one who has one lurking in the closet. I think my earliest one is from 2007!

    1. Thanks Nonnie! Time to pull it out! Tell you what, give me suggestions on what to do with mine, and I'll come up with something for yours! :-)

  2. What is it about it that you don't like? I personally can never quite make myself love something once I've decided I don't really like it, but sometimes I can force myself to finish it if I use it as FMQ practice or can give it a good home to someone who would be appreciative.

  3. oooo - I think it's gorgeous! The center absolutely glows. Too bad it doesn't float your boat. It happens, though! Maybe some kind of applique in the outer triple border to lighten that up a bit and add interest there?