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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

There were directions?!

This is my latest fresh start. It's out of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine June 05 issue, it's called "Pink Pinwheels". And the little girl in me adored it at first sight, so I am making it for one of my own little girls. I have a bad habit though of looking at the pictures more than I look at the directions in all the wonderful quilt magazines. So my first mistake was not paying enough attention while cutting out the petals. Half my petals go one way and half go the other, so I divided them up into separate "flower" piles and will just say it was inspired by nature, no two flowers alike. My other mistake is in the picture on the left. Somehow during my frenzy of cutting I missed a selvage so now have the fabric name included in my quilt (but why would the call such a pretty pink "basic gray"?). We went to the quilt museum in Paducah Ky last summer (AMAZING!!!), and there was this gorgeous Amish grapevine quilt. The little note next to it said the Amish always included an imperfection in their quilts because only God could make perfection. Well the imperfection in their quilt took me twenty minutes to find (one tiny missing grape that didn't even look missing). But I like the idea that life is never perfect, so a quilt shouldn't try to be either!

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

People are making whole projects out of selvages now (there is even a book and a blog about it) so that is perfect that you included the words. You might want to purposely repeat that several times.