I’ve showed you this before, but as I am rephotographing and labelling everything, I have a better photo for you.
This is prototype Two of the very first quilt I ever made.
I know, nothing like jumping in the deep end.
Prototype One was a disaster. I knew nothing. The pattern was in centimetres. Nothing worked, nothing matched, it was a dog’s breakfast. Most of it was made in polyester. Did I mention it was a disaster?
I so loved the design though. So after I had given up in defeat with Prototype One, I put the pattern away for the day when I perhaps knew a little bit more about quilting/pattern drafting and I could maybe do the quilt again properly.
And I did. There are still swathes of imperfect things in this quilt – I doubt any of my nine patches are exact (so, so far from that), and I’m sure the points of the flying geese don’t work but I don’t care. I love it to pieces.
It’s not massive though and it remains a flimsy partly because I am thinking I might add a few more borders to it, to make it a bit bigger. It’s currently too small for a single bed but it’s so bright and cheery, I think it would look great on one of the girls’ beds. I can’t decide. I’m dithering, I know. My brain is all over the place right now.
I have very little in the way of pastels anymore (because I’ve used them all up! Have to buy some more fabric! What a shame!) and I think that’s what is stopping me. I’m planning a day trip to the next town to do some Christmas shopping soon so that might be the push I need to pop in to the local quilt shop and get some pretties.
What do you reckon? What should go next? My brain is stuck in a log cabin rut so I’m finding it hard to think of any other patterns.
Hmm. Shall continue to give it thought.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!