Fun (not) and Done (not yet)
At least two years ago I started one of those 'quilt as you go' Fun and Done quilts. Gorgeous Kaffe Fassett jelly roll for the top and a fairly subtle (for Kaffe!) print for the back. It was always my intention that this would be a picnic quilt, specifically for our local botanical garden's Jazz in the Garden nights. Started it but rapidly lost interest.
But I picked up the pieces and stared working on it again last night. I had forgotten that somewhere along the line I decided to use some old Jaipur fabric bird prints for the center blocks. That was a fun discovery!
Tonight I sewed 12 of the blocks together and discovered I HATE this method of quilting!!! Why? Because it's hard to match anything up, the seams are lumpy, and I don't like the uneven way top-stitched "sashing" looks. Whining? Yeah, I am a little. I'm not often disappointed in my projects but I can tell this isn't going to be one of my favorites. I WILL finish it though and it will work fine as a picnic quilt. I've got 12 more blocks to make, plus a wide border.
Here's a couple pictures. Don't let the colors scare you!