Saturday, September 11, 2010
the right track
Most times, when I make something, I picture it and then do it. Which is not to say that there aren't changes and mistakes along the way (case in point)--but the finished product is usually pretty similar to what I had in my head to begin with.
This swap was different.
What I ended up with could not be farther from my original plan, which I had deliberated over for quite some time as it was.
I do like the finished product, but there's a part of me that's kind of grieving for my first idea. I'm not sure there will ever be another time to use it.
Maybe, someday, for myself.
Onward. The front is fairly straightforward, though I did get a chance to play around with positive and negative space.
I had planned to hand quilt the entire thing, but then I discovered that I really know nothing about hand quilting. I kept the bird (since that motif from the back...
...was the inspiration for this final version), but opted to machine quilt the rest.
Bound, labeled, sent (again!) with hometown-made lemonheads, with half an hour to spare.