Friday, March 27, 2015
Very Happy Sad Day
Today I accomplished a major victory! For about a month now I have been working on a quilt for a person very close to me. It was one of those projects that seems so fight me all the way.
You know the kind of project...
First, I pick out a fairly simple pattern. I loved one part of the pattern, the center square, but the rest of it...not so much. So I pick out the fabrics and make the center square and start piecing around it, kind of create as you go. Easy, right? no, not right!!
I really wanted this to be perfect, which is so funny because I don't do perfect. Choosing fabrics became difficult, either too little or the wrong tone or color or whatever. Thread always ran out of the bobbin in the worst place and I made so many cutting errors that I used my binding fabric for a border and had no binding. Don't you feel so sorry for me? Haha!
The funny part is as soon as it happened I thought "butterfly", and sure enough...butterfly was just what I needed.
Only, one was not enough. nope. two were just right to balance it out.
Soo, there it is, sure hope it brings a smile and feeling of love to a very special lady that has been fighting a very nasty health battle. all prayers welcome. The happy? it is ready to go. The sad? chemo was rough and she is really hurting.
love and hugs,
oh, btw, the center is from an old quilting magazine, I am not sure whose it is. I think McCalls, but just had the insert.