Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Starting in on Sewing the Rows Together

I don't know about this at all.  There is so much more black than I expected that it's taking awhile for me to process and I know.  I know.  There's no one to blame but me.
Just getting started....
Black and dark brown are my go-to neutrals whenever I'm getting saturated by other colors.  Sometimes it works and others maybe not so much.  On a different note, I'm kinda wondering if I'll ever remember to vacuum just before I take pictures.*wink
Hmmmm, does it work?
The blocks were rearranged so many times, my eyes were crossing, blurring and basically shutting down on me.  It's times like this that I dearly wish I had a very large design wall so I could leave my blocks and come back later with a fresh viewpoint.
The first 5 rows.
Whatever!  We do what we can with what we have, right?  Here's the first little bit all sewn together.  I'm still in that place of insane frustration.  Do I like it?  Have I wasted 3 years of hand stitching?  All my quilts are a roller coaster of emotion for me, but this one feels like it's more important somehow.  One thing for sure.  Even if it's not a perfect 'match-made-in heaven' mix of fabrics, I feel good about the fact that all of the fabrics are from my stash.  All of them.  Yeah, I'm loving that.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a really striking layout. It looks awesome. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees when we have been looking at something we have been working on for a long time. As for the vacuuming....pppfffftttt! It saves you having to vacuum twice....there will be bits of thread from where you have been working. ;)

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  2. Don't give up now...it is truly amazing, and one day you will wonder why you ever had doubts!

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  3. Very beautiful! I am working on this quilt also but I think I only have a little over 50 of them done. I love your fabric choices too.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  4. On reading the above comments....I can see we all love it! And that the fabric has all come from your stash is a bonus.
    PS. Where did you lock up the family? LOL

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  5. You will love it and be glad you finished it. Beautiful.

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  6. You will love it once it is all together. It will be worth the 3 years of piecing!!

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  7. OMG I just love it! That applique border is perfect and this quilt is going to be amazing!

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  8. Quit worrying!! I think you took a quilt that could be plain and made it outstanding. Just amazing!! It looks very today!!!!! Now I'm going to have to add it to my list to make!!

    Good job!!

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    1. But that's what I do best--worrying! Thanks for stopping by.:)

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