What can I say about this quilt...I loved it, I hated it (a lot), and then I loved it again.
It all started with a much coveted jelly roll of Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics. I love that fabric, but I harbour no such love for Jelly Rolls. What do you do with the darned things? So I had a million and one "perfect" ideas but nothing was quite right. But I saw the last edition of Quilty Magazine I thought I had found "The One".
Lets take a moment to bow our heads for Quilty Magazine by the way. I have been a devoted follower while it was in publication and miss it already.
Back to the quilt. I chose to go with Kona Silver as the background. Mistake! Don't get we wrong, I love the Silver but the colors in Botanics were more muted than I thought. The whole thing looked "soft". I didn't like it.
After a quilty consult with the MMQG, I got some mustard color Aurifl in a 30 weight to try to give some definition to the quilting. And because I love them and they often save things, I applied my wavy walking foot lines.
I loved it again. I love it's soft wavy texture out of the dryer, it's wordy scrappy back, and it's zig zag finish on the binding.
Since I loved it I dragged it to the beach for it's photo session. How lucky am I to be basically a 15 minute drive to some of the best beaches I think in the world! This particular one is Martinique on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.
I have another quilt upstairs waiting to be quilted. I hate it. Maybe I need to give it the same treatment. Do you have a "go to" save for a not so loved quilt?
My beach helper wishes you a quilty weekend!
I'm linking up this week with TGIFF! and Finish It Up Friday.