May 26, 2011
No more bad Taste
So I Hmmped and Errggged about it to myself for a while before coming to a simple and foregone conclusion. You see I'd already made the borders for this quilt, so even though the bad taste was telling me all was lost I took the plunge and added the borders I'd made. A funny thing happened while I was sewing on the borders. First the folded border went on and even as it did I could see the blue in the Dresden Plates being pulled out and brought full circle (or square in this quilt's case). That bad taste? Well it started to fade. The more I stitched the more I felt again in harmony with my Dresden Plate Quilt.
When both borders were on I started to iron down the border seams and that's when it hit me. By adding the blue borders it forced the background fabrics back into the background where they belong and brought those blue plates forward. As I took the pictures of the quilt, with Tiny's help of course, the quilt began to feel more and more a facet of myself. No longer the bold background of "what was I thinking" but more the gentle hum that I knew I could do it.
Always my gentle quilt helper, Tiny was on the scene for pictures before I even had the quilt fully unfolded. First she went under it, but not being in the mood to play hide and seek she slipped down one side while I straightened the other. By the time I was refolding the quilt she was back. After all these new things smell like time and love and really should have more cat smell to them.
Right now the without getting out the tape measure I can say the quilt is right about 87"x89", and I wonder... Perhaps it's time to call the top finished?
By chance do you have a project like this? The lack of an iron kept me from this one, how about you? I say let's throw away the bad taste and go with our gut. At the very least I can guarantee the cat will like it.