I have been on a rollercoaster ride with the BOM quilt this last week......i pulled it out of the cupboard just to see what the LQS thought and they loved the stitcheries, they wanted it quilted and packaged all ready to go.....later in the week they decided that i should finish the hand quilting that i had started almost a year ago, instead of machining it!......i just didnt want to do that!!!
So i procrastinated for a day or two, cleaned the house, made my SBS blocks, worked etc etc and then decided that i would machine quilt it!........Sat morn i got all organised, headed to the sewing room and spent most of the day quilting!!!!! It was my biggest nightmare, the cotton kept breaking, i got hit in the forehead by a broken needle and the quilt was just dragging me down.........i didnt like the layout, i was really hating the fabrics and the quilting was driving me to tears (literally!!!!)
Soooo i had to make a decision......if i wasnt enjoying this quilt, how could i expect other people to have fun with it??? i love the stitcheries and they needed to be showcased perfectly and i didnt believe that this was happening.........so i ripped all of them out of the quilt!!!! this may have been madness but it just wasnt working and it makes me think that this was the reason i shoved it in the cupboard in the first place.
So my progress for the weekend:
A pile of stitcheries in desperate need of a new home!!!! Loads more work for me but its ok!! (my dream, my way!!) and if the shop dont want to wait for it, thats ok as well (but im sure they will understand).....so my quilt is on a "new" journey and im actually excited about taking my time and finding a new layout that works so much better and i have decided that all fabrics MUST come from my stash!!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!