Saturday, October 30, 2010

Not a Favorite

Did you ever make a quilt that you ended up not liking at all?  I was given a quilt kit that had lots of pink fabrics in it and was supposed to make up a simple brick-type top.  Well, (1)  I've never cared for pink and (2) I didn't like the mushed-up, messy looking brick construction.  But, since I've had this kit taking up space for over a year, I decided to make it up into something and give it away.

I wanted to use up all of the fabric, so I selected this pattern and added wide borders to the top and bottom:

http://buttonberry.blogspot.com/2011/05/stashbuster-quilt-tutorial.html

Then, I didn't like the plain borders so I added the posy appliques.  But, I still wasn't feelin' the love for this top.  It made into a quilt that was larger than I usually make and it was awkward to move around at any stage (even as a flimsy).  I have been dragging my feet getting it done, but I finally finished the quilting today.  I will put the binding on it tonight and put it into the donation box.

I do like some of the fabrics (the paisley and the small calicoes), mainly because they have a considerable amount of green in them.  Here's a closeup of some of the squares.



I know there is not a thing wrong with this quilt ... and I'm actually happy to know that someone, somewhere, will be very glad to get this.  Someone who likes pink ... !!

3 comments:

Carol E. said...

I love it! And I think it looks fabulous on that day bed. Someone will surely love it and be thrilled to get it.

KatieQ said...

I'm not a big fan of pink either, but I love the way this quilt looks. I'm sure WTIL will find the perfect recipient to give it the love it deserves.

Kathy T. said...

Thank you! The best part is knowing it will be loved somewhere ... fortunately, we all love different colors.