Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dala Horse Quilt

Loving this CD right now... his voice just vibrates in my head all day long. (in a good way ;).
There's the quilt I have been working on lately. I just fell in love with the Dala horse fabric and had to buy it! My mom found the pattern online, made by the fabric company (I want to say, Michael Miller???) But oh my, what trial it has been. You see, I do not do well following patterns and measuring. But, I thought after a VERY long time, I'd try. The horse squares were smaller than the fabric used on the pattern photo - so I added a border... but more complications. Like the space between the rows of horses vary on the fabric. Who knew?! So, it made the sizes of the blocks a bit wonky. Even though I thought I trimmed them all to the correct size, guess I didn't. I've put it away for now because I just shudder every time I see it. UG. Someday I'll take it apart and try to fix it when I'm not so emotionally involved. Sounds a little psycho, no? This sometimes happens with paintings too. What can you do? It's all a process, I suppose.
Praying for sun today so I can head out for a long walk with Mr. Darcy. Woof.


Jenniffer said...

I hear your frustration- I have a good number of 'put away for now' projects that have left me close to tears. But the longer I leave them, the less memory I have of what my expectations were in the first place- a very good thing I think.

I honestly think your quilt looks amazing. But that's me talkin'!
Hope you get that sun :)

tangled sky studio said...

wow...i love the quilt. gorgeous color and composition. i'll have to give colin a listen : )

artslice said...

Hi Jenniffer,

Yep, 'put away' is a sort of defense mechanism :) I'll have to post the troubled area - that was the middle!

Hi Beth,
Many thanks! Colin is awesome... and he has something to say :)