I have to start this post off saying that my mother is a wonderful quilter. Our house is full of beautiful quilts she has made. This one hangs in our foyer:
This one hangs in the dining room/her scrap-booking & quilting room
We have Christmas quilts that go up at during the holidays
And every year from January through March a bunch of women come to my house on Tuesday nights and help sew class quilts for my old elementary school's yearly fundraiser auction. This is the quilt my class made in 5th grade:
This was my block. August. Do you like the girl out in the water only by about a foot but the water still comes up to her belly button?? Drawing has never been my strong suit.
Now, being of a crafty nature I decided it would be a good idea for me to learn how to make at least one quilt. So about two years ago my mom and I went out and bought a pattern and a bunch of fabric. I went off to college, we got busy, blah blah never finished the quilt. Now that I'm home for the summer again and fiance has told me he thinks quilt making is a good womanly skill to have, I thought I would try to pick up where we left off.
So I dug out the old pattern:
And everything I had cut and pieced together so far.
Unfortunately, I didn't leave the project in a very good state. I actually had gotten a lot done piecing wise. But when we pulled out the parts and tried to figure the next step, we realized that things that were supposed to fit together didn't...
Dang seam allowances.
And speaking of seams, a lot of them were not straight either:
And finally, I decided I didn't even like the quilt any more. It just a hodge-podge of random pink and purplish colors. Looking at this makes me a little barfy:
So........we gave up. To make it salvageable I would have to go through and trim all the peices down to match my seam allowance mishaps...and all that work for a quilt I don't even like any more??
So....now my quilt is in a box. In my room. Next to my scrap bin. So.....you'll probably be seeing these fabrics in some other crafts sometime.
I want to try again sometime. Especially since fiance is so adamant about me learning for some reason, and because I have a mother who actually knows how to do it.
If I do try again this would be my DREAM QUILT to make. Look how pretty it is!!
I found it on pinterest, but cannot find a pattern for it online. If anyone has seen it before let me know....maybe one day I'll get this quilting thing down...but for now, I'm a failure haha.