Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Patchwork Prism QAL: Finished!





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
It's nice to see fabrics in it I'd bought way back when to make clothes from because I didn't know better.  I like seeing the bits that I don't have any more of, knowing this is the only place I'll see it again.  I even like the ugly bits from the random fabric.com bundle that I insisted on putting in.
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!

9 comments:

  1. I'm a novice too. I think your quilt came out lovely. No one else will notice your 'mistakes' so use and love your quilt!

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    1. Thank you so much Janine! Who knew quilting could be so much fun! ;)

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  2. Hi! I'm so happy to see your beautiful quilt! I like so much these patterns with triangles and you have adorable quilt by choosing so fantastic colours! And wow, you have the perfect green wall to match with your quilt! Finnish wishes from Greece! x Teje

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet compliment!

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  3. It looks so great Ali! I love how you get an almost tumbling blocks effect from your colour placement.

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  4. I love how it turned out, Ali! It has that bohemian feel to it which I love... You've done a great job with - simply gorgeous!

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  5. Turned out great! It looks perfect in your green room to. I had the same problems with lining my point up and I was only using one brand fabric. Its not easy that's for sure!

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  6. Wow that quilt looks great. You should make a mario quilt for your best friend.

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    1. ...I should really do that. Thanks for the awesome suggestion Scot!

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