WIP Wednesday – The Fully Sick Quilt
How do you spell that noise that happens when you keep your lips pressed together and blow air through them, while they flap against each other? If you know how, insert it here! Suffice to say that rainbow matchstick quilting didn’t go so well.
As soon as I had run up a few test lines it had me saying, “Hmm, umm, well, maybe? but maybe not?” I think this is what happens when you try to work on a sick quilt, when you’re not actually feeling sick. I took to Instagram (IG: molli_sparkles) to get a second opinion …
“The thread is fighting with the fabrics. It could get better but I’m not sure it will.” – (IG: ellascottage)
“Ditch the thread.” – (IG: leebee81)
“The Marrakech is not working on the white background. Tear out thread.” – (IG: urun2bfit)
“There’s not enough Molli Sparkles in this quilt.” – (IG: kmkauckland)
“You wouldn’t like my tea today so I offer coffee instead.” (IG: negligentstyle)
“What I was really looking for was a ‘yuk.’ #notdoinitformemoll #unpickquickmoll” (IG: appliqueensal)
That was only 6 of the 40 responses! After those last two hash tags from Salley, I knew it had gots to go!
See, this is why Truth Tea is so important! If everyone had just been all, “Oh, it’s so pretty! Good job!” I probably would have convinced myself into thinking it was heading in the right direction. Then eighty bazillion hours and even more lines of matchstick quilting later, I would have been the proud owner of one big-butt-ugly quilt. Sometimes, you just gotta be told!
So it has now been unpicked (whew! that was kinda fun!) and I’m starting on some stitch in the ditch quilting. I may stop there because honestly, I’m getting kinda sick and tired of The Fully Sick Quilt. I want my bright colours baaaaaacck! #nowipleftbehind I am learning lots about quilting, FMQ, thread choice, and my overall aesthetic though. Not a total loss, but I’ll show you something this TGIFF that might offer a little bit of redemption for me and this block.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday!
Bringin’ blingin’ back.