Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Home again

Don't you just hate it when you spend a lot of time on a quilt then discover an error after it's finished and delivered? I just discovered a goof on my Shakespeare in the Park. I was all ready to post how happy I was that it's finished and delivered – and my parents like it – when I pulled up the picture I took and discovered a goof.

I put a dark star on a light background in the place where a light star on a purple background should have been. This is what happens when you are trying to lay out a queen-size quilt on a table that's not big enough.

Aggravating, but I didn't notice it until I looked at the picture. I wonder if I should tell my parents or just see if they notice it?

Oh, well, we had a nice visit and I am glad to be home now. I spent the afternoon yesterday puttering around my studio, putting new toys away, trying things out, and figuring out what I want to do to reorganize (can you reorganize if some of it was never organized to start with?) my studio, and playing with some fabric.

Now that Christmas is over I can also show the wall hanging I made for my sister. It was pieced with scraps left from SITP, echo quilted using several different threads, painted a bit with gold ink and then finished with rhinestones. I tried out Mistyfuse for the first time to apply the gold mesh over the letters, and was really impressed. I couldn't have applied that with any other fusible I have.

 It looks like today will be a catch up with work day, then back to the studio I hope. More later.


Dora, the Quilter said...

Do *not* tell them. It's okay for a quilt to have quirk--especially when it's as beautiful as this one is!

Helen in the UK said...

Just popped over from the Stashbusters list to see you SITP (I'm behind on digests) and saw this picture. WOW - what a stunning quilt! Definately DO NOT point out your 'pattern variation'. A non quilter either won't notice or will thing it was intentional. It is still stunning and now totally unique! Congrats on a super quilt :)

judi said...

if they notice - it is your intentional amish mistake! nice quilt!
<3 judi