You’ll have to pardon the picture just a bit. It’s cloudy. And raining. I was going to take this puppy outside and hang it on the clothesline to take a picture of it, but the weather did not cooperate with my timing owing to the dryer full of laundry that I had to get out before it became permanently wrinkled.
I loved this when I was piecing it together up on the wall. Loved the first row once I had it all sewn together. From there it was all downhill. There’s one mistake in the third row that I didn’t realize was there until I had already gotten it all sewn together which I decided to leave and square up the edges instead.
But I hate it.
It’s too…busy. It feels garish. Looking at it in pictures, it hurts my eyes.
I know what it needs – more grey, just plain ‘ole Kona Coal in big blocks with the patterns as an accent. It needs negative space so that you can rest your eyes somewhere when looking at it.
So the question becomes, do I take it apart with my trusty (albeit dusty) seam ripper? Or should I be brave, break out Rayna Gillman’s book for inspiration and hack at it? I’m leaning more towards cutting it up into 1 1/2″ wide strips just as it is and then re-piecing around big grey squares – say 6″ or maybe even 12″.
Looking at this post now it seems like I didn’t get much done this week. One little quilt only comes out to a couple of days worth of work (or one evening plus a few afternoon hours). I spent more time reading during my “free time” this week rather than sewing which is probably even more true after I got the quilt together and decided I hated it. I thought some time away might help the quilt grow on me. In reality, I hate it more now than I did before. *sigh*
What have you been creating this week?