Saturday, September 11, 2010

the right track

dqs9 front & back

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.

dqs9 front

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...

dqs9 back closeup

...was the inspiration for this final version), but opted to machine quilt the rest.

dqs9 front detail

Bound, labeled, sent (again!) with hometown-made lemonheads, with half an hour to spare.


  1. I think it turned out beautifully.

  2. Thanks so much for the beautiful quilt! I hope you got my email the other day . . . I really appreciate it! Writing a blog post about it now :-)

  3. your quilt is lovely! great design, fabric, and quilting!


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