Monday, November 11, 2019

Humility Quilting



Pretty cute fabrics, right?  I decided to make a favorite pattern for a young girl, a Kaleidoscope.  Easy, peasy, except ... I had forgotten the rules, suggestions of values, and just zoned in on these cute fabrics ... Normally, the circles that should appear when values are correctly chosen, and the circles appear automatically.  hmmmm, not this time.

No circles?  "No problem, the fabrics will carry it thru" was what I heard me saying to myself.. 

Then, during the night, SOMEONE !!! moved some of these rows around, and now I have similar fabrics together.  Perhaps it was one of the garden gnomes that I move into the house when cold weather arrives?  Ya think??? 
Only AFTER it  was basted was when I noticed rows in the wrong places.  I was having difficulty  seeing the "plan" and discovered one of the pale yellows was also in the wrong configuration.  Ya think I'm going to redo it all???  NOT!!!  So, in my wise decision-making process,  I decided to do ruler work in those wedges to accentuate the invisible circles, only to discover that was another WRONG decision.  It was impossible to decide which line I was on because of the maze of colors wadded up under the needle.  So, in a fit of anger distress,  out  came my seam ripper, and  I removed that ruler-work-stitching, one stitch at a time. 

 I have made over 200 quilts and have never run into this example of  repeated poor planning.  And I've even made 3 or 4 Kaleidoscope Quilts before, each one perfectly wonderful.  Apparently my brain stopped working. 
Quilting on the blocks was innies and outies, waaaay more quilting that is needed - another wrong choice. Apparently, this was my lesson on remembering to be HUMBLE.  But it's still pretty, and bright, and as long as the recipient is not a child of a quilter, it will make a perfectly nice PINK quilt.  The blocks are about 7 in.  The fabrics are still very pretty. 

6 comments:

Chantal said...

I agree. It is very pretty pink quilt, regardless of what it is "suppose" to be. The child (recipient) will only see that. Unless it is a very young child, then she might just notice ... the box in came in. ;^)

cbott said...

Humble is good, but finished is better! It's going to be cuddled and loved to pieces when the lucky little girl finally gets it.

Vicki W said...

We all get a humility quilt from time to time. Fortunately we are usually the only ones who see the mistakes. It's a really cute quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself. It is lovely and I like the innies-outies quilting. Pretty fabrics DO carry the day.

Shasta Matova said...

This is a beautiful quilt - spirited and fun. Those rules abut placement of fabrics are just guidelines and completely optional. I actually like spirited quilts more than regimented ones.

qypsyquilterdesigns said...

I've run into those brain wave moments myself, but I must say, the quilt looks terrific from here and no doubt will be well loved!