Today my post is about how not to make a quilt. I bought a cute little indigo doll quilt kit on Etsy, and when I put it together, I wasn't happy with it - although I loved the fabrics.
Here is the kit, as first assembled:
It was nice, but the blues didn't show up as I wanted them too, and it looked like one dark piece of fabric when I looked at it from a distance.
What to do....what to do....I cut up a paper napkin into little squares and laid them over some of the indigo squares, and looked at the quilt with some of the darkness gone:
Better. Oops I see I took a nice picture of my toes! Sorry about that!
So I picked up my trusty friend, Mr. Seamripper, and took it apart. Luckily, the Etsy shop kit maker had included extra white fabric in case I needed it.
Lesson learned. The next time I make even a small doll quilt, I will look at it before assembly to see if I will be happy with the finished design. Below is the final version of the top, ready to be quilted.
Do you like it? Please don't tell me you like the first version better.....I'm not taking it apart again. hehehe
While at the AQS Grand Rapids quilt show, I took a class in machine quilting and am going to attempt something other than straight lines on this one.....stay tuned.
Have a nice Monday everyone! Judy