Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm a Quilt-ing Fooooool

Remember that Frank Zappa song ? Oh, wait a minute, that was Dancin' Fool, not quilting fool - oh well. Then there's his other classic "Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow" - very good advice set to music I must say.

So tonight with DH still away, instead of doing CW blocks, or Dear Jane blocks, I decided to quilt a wallhanging that has been hanging around (or should say NOT hanging around) for a couple of years now. Why so long you ask? because I could never decide how to quilt it. So here's my advice for the night (sorry, it is not set to music, Frank Zappa I'm not) -
  • don't go grocery shopping when you are hungry
  • don't get your long hair cut short because of one bad hair day
  • don't set out for a night at the clubs without making your friends promise not to let you call your ex at 2 am when you are drunk, and
  • don't quilt a quilt with a design your not that sure about simply because you want it out of your "to quilt" pile.
The irony is, as soon as it was done, I could see in my mind how I SHOULD have quilted it ~sigh~

So I have decided that this quilt needs to be hung high up, in a room with bad lighting. Maybe then the piecing will show and the quilting won't LOL!

On another note, I thought I'd show you the 7 Dear Jane blocks I had completed before joining Dear Baby Jane. I am doing my baby jane in Autumn colors. I plan to use a dark purple for the sashing but I'm still looking for the perfect one.

Mary and I took a trip to Bennington, Vt. in September 2006 to see the original Dear Jane. I would recommend it to anyone - nice town, lots of great restaurants and shops, the original Dear Jane quilt is incredible to see in person and the rest of the museum is very nice too.

Here is my first Dear Baby Jane block - the wonky look is from my photography, not my quilting! I'm not that happy with the colors and may redo it eventually.

Thanks for stopping by,

Have a Pieceful Day!


Mary said...

You Go Girl -- quilt away to your hearts content while DH is away! I am so far behind on things I may not catch up in this lifetime :)

Thimbleanna said...

Well, I'm not too sure why you don't like the quilting. I can't actually SEE the quilting, but I can see the lines, and I think the pattern goes great with the quilt top!

Liberty Star Farm said...

I love the colors for your dear jane.

When you went to see the quilt, were you allowed to take photos?


Ginger Patches said...

I think your quilt looks just fine I'm with Anna I think it goes with the design. I like your list of "rules" very funny:)

Anonymous said...

Those are great DJ blocks!

susan said...

i think you are too hard on yourself. this is really pretty and im sure the quilting does it justice. if not, you could always give it to me!! haha