Here’s my entry…Pieceful Patchwork Primer. This was one of my earliest quilts. I used a Kim Diehl pattern featured in an issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I wanted to practice piecing and applique, and I thought this would be an excellent learning opportunity. Plus, I just fell in love with Kim‘s design.
Once I began the quilt, my husband felt it necessary to point out that each flower has eleven pieces – to applique. And, there are 26 flowers!!! That’s…uh?! Stop right there! I’m NOT listening (fingers in my ears La-La-La-La-La)!!!
If you’re counting, there are 22 flowers on my borders. Yep, ’cause I inadvertently reversed the top/bottom borders with the side borders when I marked them for applique. I didn’t know that until 22 flowers had been appliqued!!! I was such a newb!
WHAT to do?!?!?! Because of the spacing of the appliqued flowers the borders could not be returned to their correct position. Oh no…?!
I did NOT want to un-applique ALL those pieces!!! And, I did NOT want to give up and toss this into a drawer. I needed a creative solution to my problem. Hmmm, I stewed on this conundrum for several weeks… Kindly, Gail Kessler from Ladyfingers Sewing Studio suggested enlarging the 9 patch blocks in the body of the quilt for use in the corners. She said, “So as to not call too much attention to them, choose soft, light colors.” She helped me cure my quilt! What a GREAT learning opportunity this experience was. I’m glad I didn’t give up, and I sure do appreciate Gail’s wisdom! ; )
Enjoy visiting the myriad of blogs and ogling the beautiful quilts!!! Thanks for dropping by here and looking at mine. : ) I’m looking forward to coming home from work this evening and browsing my way through the Blogger’s Quilt Festival too. : ) Thanks once again, Amy and all!!!