|I think they multiply at night.|
|It isn't just the bad lighting. It really is pretty ugly.|
|Even the cute little deer in the center of that bottom star can't make this work for me.|
But the biggest lesson I have learned is that these fabrics, cute as they are, were utterly and completely the wrong choice for this project. As we may recall, I bought them on a whim at Sample Spree in Portland, not really knowing what I would do with them, and since there were 24 of them and I needed 24 for this project, it just seemed like a good choice to use the fabric bundle. Well, it was not. There is a decided lack of contrast in value amongst them, which sucks when I try to pick fabrics that are going to show the block designs to their full potential.
Then there is the lack of differences in scale of prints, all of them being in about the 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" scale which makes them look really flat and muddy when they are put together. And the directionals! For the love of all that is holy, the directionals! Add in the fact that I had to have been somewhat tipsy or something when I chose the light blue as my contrast fabric, and the whole thing just makes me a little bit sad.
|Was it Debbie Gibson who sang that song "Could have been so beautiful....could have been so right..."? Thankfully it may still help me out "on a cold and lonely night" or all would be lost. #80slyricsstuckinmyheadnow|
I'll be shipping this one off to a participant tomorrow. Being the lazy quilter that I am, I loved that all I did was scoop up a pile of scraps left over from last week's project and throw them together. Never even picked up my rotary cutter.
|Doesn't stippling always look better when it is small? It's one of those great mysterious truths of quilting.|
|The back, to prove I used the swap fabric.|