Here are two projects I need to “fix”, and I’m open to suggestions.
“Swim” is about 50′ x 50″
This first one, shown above, is an improvisation I did about 2 years ago. I haven’t finished it because the lines between the layers are more distinct than I intended. I joined the layers with curved seams cut freehand, and I changed the fabrics I used in each layer gradually, but the layers still aren’t blended as well as I’d like.
My “UFO finish” for June is to do SOMETHING with this top. (Mother used to say, “Do something, even if it’s wrong!” when we got stuck on a task.)
My current thought is to cut some freehand diamonds and applique them intermittently along the seams I want to blend. Any other ideas?
And here’s the second one that needs “fixing”:
This is to be the June donation quilt, 40″ x 40″
This is my second attempt to follow a Sherri Lynn Wood “score”. I followed her instructions more closely than last time
, and I like it a lot less!
I chose a focus fabric from my novelties because this is a quilt for a child. I followed Sherri Lynn’s directions to make some “rules” and cut up 3 fabrics for the quilt, etc, etc. When I finished, I thought it needed something to “pull it together”, so I added a border of the focus fabric.
BUT, my friend who coordinates our donation quilts looked worried when she saw it. (PLEASE don’t tell me you think that’s a donation quilt?)
So help me out here! What should I do with this?
1. Leave it as it is and quilt it, already!
2. Cut it into blocks to be joined by solid color sashing to calm things down.
3. Dye it black and use it to back something else (kidding!)
4. Another idea?
Hope you have a good week :-)