Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Orca Bay Progress Update
I finally finished putting this quilt top together - all I need to do to complete the top is to add the borders and since I already have the border blocks made it won't take me too long. It was quite a challenge for me to piece this top together. Firstly, I had a lot of trouble with matching the points up and I have lost a few, but really, that doesn't bother me too much. Secondly, and more importantly, as I was putting the top together I wasn't too sure if I liked the fabrics/colours that I have used. The problem may have been that it was just sitting on my design wall in bits and pieces for so long and it is such a bold looking top. I found it to be quite jarring every time I looked at it on the wall. As I wrote in my last post, I seemed to have lost my mojo for the past week or so but things are looking up now. I am not sleeping well so it doesn't help that I am really overtired and that can really affect my perspective! Now that the top is almost all sewn together I think that I do like it a little more but it still looks very chaotic to me. Once the borders are added and the magic of quilting happens it will change its appearance again and it will become that wonderful thing called a quilt!