The blocks in this quilt were made by friends in my Loose Threads group and I 'won' them in our monthly drawing. I say 'won' lightly because I was one of the last two women to win in our 15 month BOM and drawing event, so I was allowed to choose the color theme. When I started putting the blocks together and created the layout I had big dreams.
As I got further into it I realized that I a) must scale down my dreams to a more realistic outcome, and b) needed to be the only person happy with this quilt because it was not going to dazzle at any show. (My big dream - that I can make the jury cut of some really big show. Think Ed Sullivan there ).
I copied Judi Madsen's work (green fairy quilts), and added a bit of my own work. Then, I soon got bored. Rather than continue on with more ruler work, I'm just doing some mindless and super simple, fast fills.
I know I read this on someone else's blog but I can't remember who: it seems so silly to spend so much time quilting something that has no purpose. How true. What was I thinking? Well, I will chalk this one up to another learning experience. I think I need to go for broke, or just go for something utilitarian. Whaddyu think???
(Another reason to love quilting for customers... I can quilt with a purpose!)