Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lesson learned

Last Tuesday, I went along to Judy's class at Amitie feeling rather pleased with myself.
During the day I had been to a fairly large cheapish fabric retailer to buy some backing fabrics for this quilt I'm making for my daughter, Ella. I bought some very cheap but lovely ginghams in pink and yellow.

When Judy saw what I was working with she warned me that it wasn't going to end well.
I persisted. "It will be fine", "Ella won't notice a thing".

About 2 hours later I admitted defeat, unpicked the nasty buckled quilting I'd done and made a new back using much lovelier Amitie fabrics. End of class.

So yesterday, I got quilting ... again. 
MUCH BETTER!!! 
Here's what I did .....






Now it just needs the binding put on and all the loose threads trimmed.



Kiss kiss!!

Andi :-)

10 comments:

cindy : quaint said...

the quilt looks beautiful! i love the fabrics you've chosen. there's something about sewing that will not let me settle for not quite good enough. i won't say i enjoy a do-over, but it's usually worth it in the end.

Julie said...

Wow, that looks amazing. Great job, I'm sure Ella will treasure it forever. Yellow and pink are a good combo. aren't they.

metrosupialdesigns said...

Beautiful. Are the squares ironed under and then sewn on? I like the effect.

Handmade in Israel said...

Wow! What fabulous colours!!! I love it. Good for you for accepting someone else was right. That's hard ;)

Andi said...

Katie, if you are interested in this quilt design, there is a tutorial here:
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-ragged-squares-quilt.html
Amanda Jean is an absolute quilting dynamo with loads of great tutorials.
Andi :-)

Cathy said...

looks beautiful Andi! Love those colours. So glad that you changed to the better fabric, you would have been very sorry!

Katherine said...

Beautiful quilt, Andi! It's so pretty and the colours are so Spring - love it.

Louise said...

It's lovely!! I'm so looking forward to finishing a few quilts now the show is done!

Jodie said...

Awesome happy colours - it really looks sunny!!!

Kellie said...

Oh been there done that .... in a big way!!!