I have been going out on a limb a little, using batiks for the first time. I love it when other people use batiks, but it’s not very natural for me. I have been really unsatisfied with how it’s looking, and I can’t decide if it’s because I don’t like the colors or I don’t like that it’s not what I’m comfortable with.
After much fussing (and more grumping) I’m taking a seam ripper to about half my colors and giving them the boot. And then I guess since I turned this queen sized quilt into a lap quilt, I’m going back to the store. Blergh!
On the bright side, I have been very happy with my curved piecing foot and the Drunkards Path Template 7″ blocks I was hypnotized into buying at a curved piecing demo at last month’s quilt guild meeting. It is slightly less painful to be brutally murdering half my quilt when I think of how quickly it was cut and pieced!
I want it to look watery and natural, with greens to gray, but it looks more washed out than watery.
See other people quilt more successfully (hopefully for them!) at Freshly Pieced!
UPDATE! Husband walks in and says, Well, what’s your seam ripper theme song? (I guess he reads the blog!) I decided “Barracuda”)