Meet the Stripes Quilt. It was begun long ago when I first got back into quilting after a long time of not quilting. I saw a really cool quilt in one of the magazines my mom had and I instantly fell in love with it. And I thought to make it for my niece for a long ago Christmas to impress and mystify my Sister-In-Law. (Like that would ever happen.)
The quilt was a beautiful group of dog item fabrics in long stripes with a huge golden retriever dog appliqued in a corner. I chose a bunch of cool bright fabrics that looked fun and kid-like. I was pleased. When I got my stripes made the brights totally overwhelmed the fabrics I wanted to make the dog out of. I was NOT pleased.
So I tossed the stripes into a corner. And there they sat. For maybe another two years. I got the idea (maybe I was forward thinking?) to cut them up into quarters and tone them down with the black. I think I must have seen an Amish quilt or something. Well, this did not turn out to look Amish-like at all. I was not pleased. So it got tossed into another corner.
It surfaced over the years, from time to time. And I would smile at it and put it back into yet another corner. This happened, oh, maybe 8 or 10 times. Then I found it again this week when I was cleaning out my "corner" which now is most of the center of the room AND the two corners. OK, THREE corners.
And I decided to to a hatchet job on it. I want to chop it up! I figure there is no loss if it turns out ugly as sin, right? It wasn't a favorite before. So maybe it will improve a bit even. (I HAS to improve, right?)
With the 15 Minutes Play Group under my wings inspiring me onward and upward....who KNOWS what I will be capable of. Or what this quilt has the potential to become
So sit back and see what happens. OK? And if you have any suggestions, add them to the pile. Like I said, it can't get any worse! LOL.
glen in Louisiana/QuiltSwissy: you should see all the UFOs I found in that corner. But still have not found my Outhouse blocks..........