I am happy to have completed my latest bigger quilt Winter Strawberries, that I started atumn of 2006. Sometimes the prosess takes a little time....
This is my own design. My intentions was to make a red quilt that would give a lot of warmt to the room around christmastime. I have changed and reworked the design several times, this quilt gave me a hard time - so I had to put it a way for a while. I have found that this helps when struggling with some design problem. So, a year went by, and new ideas came to my mind.
The quilt is made with log cabin blocks. When I assembled it on my floor, I realised it refused to lay flat. Ooops - major problem. I felt like giving up on it completely. Some advise from my friendly longarmowner at Kactus Quilts convinced me a gentle stretching on the frame would solve this problem. She did a great job, and like a miracle, its a flat quilt! I am not sure the picture reveals it, but the long sides are not straight. Anyway - who said it has to be perfect?
Lessons learned - take my time, let a project rest a while, and see if I can pick it up later.
Almost forgot to mention it - this quilt cleaned out most of my red fabric stash!