I had hoped to get my daughter’s primarily purple quilt pieced by the end of this week. I didn’t quite make that deadline, but I did get all the pieces cut, laid out, and the rows pieced. Now I just need to attach the rows to each other, which will no doubt take me a few days since it involves lots and lots of inset seams. What possessed me to to hexagons?
I laid out all the pieces and for a change I did not obsess about which pieces were next to which – so not like me! I tried not to put too many of the same too close together but generally I was looking for an overall color balance with lights and darks and brights.
It struck me as I was working that this is the first new quilt I’ve made since my Circle of Life quilt that I pieced in the fall of 2010. That seems very odd since I previously I had spent so much time quilting, but I suppose I’ve had a lot of other things going on!
Ironically, now that I have this all laid out I’m not even sure I like it very much. It’s a little too haphazard. It looks like an old fashioned scrap quilt. There is nothing wrong with scrap quilts but I was imagining something a bit more interesting and impressive. In retrospect I suppose I should have arranged the blocks to have more of a controlled pattern. No way I’m going back now and ripping out all the seams to do that however! My daughter seems to like it fine.
But I’ll know better next time…