Saturday, March 19, 2011

And the saga continues....


Okay, so I listened to my husband and daughter (who also thought that it was too busy) and split apart the red and cream quilt. I went to the lqs and bought a couple of yards of a deep beige to calm everything down. Cut the squares for between the blocks of mostly red, then the side triangles, then the corners... stitched MOST of the top together... and am not loving it. :( It's not bad but I just don't love it like I did before splitting the quilt up.

SO, my daughter (the above mentioned one) comes to stitch with me today and sees the first of the two quilts ..the one that is mostly red. She doesn't like it. Says she saw my blog and thinks I should have stuck with the first one .... AHHHHH!!!!

I told her she was one of the deciding factors for why I didn't make the original quilt and now have two. And my husband of course... who came in and saw the new one laid out on the floor and said he still doesn't really like it... but then he says.."I don't really like red"... Well, I'm SEEING RED!!

Moral of this crazy story (no the story isn't done yet but here's the moral anyways) ... Listen to your heart. You know what you like and what works for you...

PS: Anyone want to come over and help UNsew a quilt? It's looking like that is what I might be doing... And looking at the comments on this blog, everyone out there agrees that the first was the best.

4 comments:

Rebecca P said...

You poor darling having to do some ripping. I didn't want to say anything, but I liked the first one too. I didn't think it was too busy.
I agree, go with what you feel.

Northern Deb said...

Okay, another vote for the first quilt... PROMISE not to tell Al I bought 2 yards of beige just to take out and add to the scraps! :)

Scrapatches said...

Ah ... I know that I am a little late to be chiming in on this ... but I like the first quilt, too ... well worth the ribbit, ribbit ... and the extra fabric ... ;) Pat

Karen said...

I like it either way. With the red & white quilts being displayed in New York City right now, you have selected a good project to be working on.