Following the tutorial (which is great by the way), I started the quilt as you go process. I LOVE THIS! I can see myself doing more quilting as I go!
But then things started to go awry
This little gap meant some seam ripper time.
That was fixed and then I started to notice that my bloom was less bloomy and more log cabiny. It looked like this
It should be like this, so it all looks a little lopsided
What I leaned through this process is that I am not so great at "improv", I am more of a structure kind of girl. This is not bad, it is good to accept who you are. It is a lot easier on your brain :) So I continued on and made my way to the edges of my square. I ended up pulling a lot more fabric to finish off the panel. Not sure if this is because I did not know what I was doing, or because I did not pull enough at the beginning.
Anywho, the square was complete and then I started to notice more "errors".
There was this one, a rogue corner and a whole friggin raw edge that did not get covered
I was not super happy about all of this, but I actually still really love the finished panel, flaws and all
I am going to finish this project and make it into the pillow I dreamed of. It will stay with me. It's bright colors will make me happy, and it's flaws will remind me to SLOW DOWN and enjoy the process. When I get frustrated, stop, take a breath, or have a beer and come back to it.
I will be back to show you the finished product in a couple of days. Have you worked on anything that made you almost crazy but in the end taught you a lesson? Would love to hear about it.
Before I go I would like to say that the tutorial that I followed for this pillow was really great and I would recommend you try it. I am certain that all of my issues are mind alone :)
I'm linking up today at Freshly Pieced.
Talk to you soon!