One was not enough….
I’m amazed at how when you take a step back you can see the variations in fabrics.
It is 39 1/2 x 51. Here are close-ups.
I did a wave stitch in the black diamond frames:And a curling ribbon in the center squares, this is on the back as it is easier to see. I’ve been asked why I would work with ugly fabrics. One, not everyone thinks they are ugly. Two, I could use up fabric I have had for years. Three, I could play with design and not fret about using “good” (again that is defined individually) fabric. Finally, four, I could practice long arm designs. It’s all a win win for me.
I learned I didn’t like using black as the background/neutral fabric. In this case I thought it would help show off the fabrics more. I suppose in that regard I was successful, but it’s too dark for me.
I learned that I really like the combination of blocks that I used for the top quilt and I think I may want to try it again with different fabrics.
I learned that I don’t like stitching in the ditch on my long arm machine anymore than I do on my domestic machine.
I learned that while meandering is quick and easy it is boring. The wave stitch takes some practice and the curling ribbon is very forgiving.
Finally, I learned that I don’t have to like every quilt I make, and that is okay.
Sewing, testing, and learning on the Journey, Jackie