|Blurry patchwork prism, now with FINGERS!!!|
I consider myself un-crafty. Things don't turn out the way I'd like. I'm impatient unorganized & insist on sewing until 2 am when it's impossible to NOT make mistakes.
Generally with what I make, I just see the flaws. This quilt has plenty!!! Few of the hexagon points match up & I did not manage to follow the color gradations (which kind of was the point of the quilt), but it's all mine!
Anyway, I've decided to turn a blind eye to its issues & just enjoy it. Making it was fun, and a learning experience.
- It's time for the link up party to start for the Anna Maria Horner + Janome Patchwork Prism! Sweet Diesel Designs
My main challenges were (err besides being just about a total novice) were:
1. Laying it out in a room where cats rampage at will & having to transport parts at a time into my sewing room, trying to keep track of what went where. (This weekend I made a design wall to avoid this in the future.)
2. Issues with areas matching up perfectly due to multiple fabric types/stretches. There was canvas, cotton lawns and voile. Some of the regular quilting cotton had really varied stretch too. *honest!*
|Quilt, at rest|
I LOVE seeing how other people have some of the same prints in their quilts too, it kind of makes me feel a sense of community.
I found it unreasonably hard to get clear pictures of the finished quilt that showed good detail of the whole. I think this is one of those projects that looks better in person. (So many other people seem to get amazing pictures of larger projects.) Nevertheless, I've seen some really beautiful versions other people have done of this, and I wish I'd managed them, but I am content. I certainly feel much better prepared for my next QAL!