To give you the full story, I need to back up a few weeks. In the midst of finishing up my book manuscript, I decided I wanted to work on something easy and stress-free, and decided to make a class sample of my Interference pattern. I pulled a group of fabrics from my stash in a palette that I really loved, even if it was a little different from the norm for me, and I got super excited for a fast finish.
Even now, as I look at the stack I pulled, I think this color combination is awesome. Unfortunately though, these fabrics didn't translate into a quilt I loved- at all. I made a lap size quilt, measuring 55" x 66" and...I hated it. I don't know if the colors and prints were just too busy or if the problem was something else, but I just didn't like the result. Even though several of my guild members thought it was great, it never grew on me. The quilt top sat in my cabinet for a few weeks while I decided whether to finish it or cut the whole thing up into scraps (no kidding- I almost did this).
Luckily, before I cut the entire quilt apart for scraps, inspiration struck. Instead of calling this quilt a total loss, I split it into two preemie size quilts, and I will donate them to our local children's hospital with my guild this fall. Though I never grew to love this one, the fact that several of my guild members loved it means that it is donation-worthy (I would never donate a quilt that everyone agreed was a total mess). All in all, these little preemie quilts feel like a win (though I still need to make an Interference class sample).
Before we get to last week's highlights, I want to offer an apology to those of you who tried to link up but had trouble, or noticed that the linky list was missing altogether. The problem was with the server of linky service itself, and it should be fixed now. Thanks for your patience!
At last week's party, Sew Not Often Enough shared this beautiful finish, called Cool, Cool Water.
This gorgeous quilt was linked up by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty-
and last, but not least, check out this lovely medallion quilt by The Lilac Cat-
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