Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oh, no, now what?



I feel like laying this quilt top on the lawn and running the lawn mower over it. I know that sounds violent, but it's been one problem after another. I know this sounds minor, but now I don't have quite enough backing. You can see the backing sticking out on the top and bottom, but notice you don't see anything on the sides. I think I have some extra red from the flowers that I can piece for some of the back, but still, it's one more thing. I've unpicked two of the boarders because I didn't set them right to match up with the corner blocks. Then there was the problem with the sashing. I don't know what I was thinking when I forgot to trim it before I put the blocks on to make it on point. Seriously, I think my brain totally turns off when it's time to work on this quilt. Hopefully I can quilt it tomorrow with NO problems. Then bind it. If you don't see it again, check with my grass clippings.

6 comments:

erica e said...

HA! sounds like maybe you've been working on this one too much lately. It is absolutely gorgeous, though, so I really hope you don't mow over it! :)

ElizabethandJeff said...

I started it right after Christmas, worked on it for awhile and then put it away. Then when I got it back out a few months later I'd work on it for awhile and then stop and start and stop. Then it started to get the dread factor because I felt like I was never going to finish.

Anna M. said...

What a beautiful quilt Elizabeth! I think incorporating some of the red flowers as part of the back is a great idea and will really add to the quilt.

Stephanie said...

It's beautiful. I've had projects I've wanted to toss but somehow we get through it and either love our creation or never want to see it again. This is one you definitely want to see again!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Elizabeth--

I have a GREAT idea!! Send it to me and be done with it forever!! HA!! It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You'll treasure it forever---

Kathi said...

That is so funny. I totally can relate. It looks beautiful though and no one would no your troubles. I'd finish it, because if you don't it will just haunt you, then fold it up and put it away for a while, then then give it away one day.