The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Sometimes our ideas and our execution of those ideas just don't work out.   Other times we are too hard on ourselves and if you keep going, the end product works just like we had planned.   But you never know, it's a trial and error thing.  But this one is did not work out so forgiving and I want to do better.  With all those backtracking spines and feathers, this one is costing me lots of hours of "frog stitching".   Rip-it, Rip-it!

Issues, issues but I'm thinking the end result is going to be nice for this little top.   Work in progress.   The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Wobbles in the outer curve, melons not consistent size and I'm not sure I like the boxed off feathers.  Maybe I'll place them in an oval fashion on my 2nd attempt.   20" boomerang should arrive today!

Quick sketch of design ideas, I like the doubled crosshatch oval.  Open space on the tiny mock up is refreshing.    Things look different on a big block though!


swirly feathers in border.


Comments

LynCC said…
Your border feathers are absolutely gorgeous. :D I really like that design for the alternating setting squares. The boxed feathers are a nice look - you'll probably like them better without the bobbles? Maybe the baskets will pop more if the quilting directly on them isn't real dense?
Oh my goodness its gorgeous!
Valerie said…
Thank you Lynn and Turtles! I do plan on those setting blocks having the focal point of the quilting. Can you believe I have been ripping out for about 5 hours and I'm just a little over half way done??!! YIkes.