Thursday, January 13, 2011
My "Dieter Quilt" UFO
Here is a photo of my "Dieter Quilt". I need to be working on it! I finished sewing all the blocks together in May 2007. I added a narrow black border to it (it's the same size as the sashing separating the blocks), and that was the last time I worked on it. I just can't decide what to do with the next border! The pattern calls for narrow strips that almost look like piano keys (except a little fatter). For some reason, I don't like the looks of that border, and I've been wanting to try something else. My thoughts always come back to flying geese. Solid-colored flying geese. Smart of me considering I have very few solids in my stash. Yeah, real smart. I just can't figure out how tall or how wide I should make the flying geese. And I don't want to get to the end of the border and find out the flying geese are the wrong size and I have to cut one in pieces (how depressing would that be?). I don't know how to do the math to figure out what size to make those flying geese. And I wonder if paper-pieced pineapple quilt blocks would look good as the cornerstones? I am such a "visual" person, and have prayed and prayed that the "visual" side of my brain would eventually morph into a "vision" side. That way instead of having to see "exactly" what is being sewn, in exactly what colors, maybe I can start having the "vision" needed to be able to pick out a pattern and fabrics and know instinctively what the finished quilt will look like. I need to finish this baby up. My "Dieter Quilt" was my favorite quilt when I started it, and I want to finish it. It has turned out to be a pain in the patootie to me.
I'll be posting more info about my "Dieter Quilt" on this blog,. How it got it's name, how long it took to pick out the fabrics, to sew the blocks, to press, to sew. It felt like a lifetime to me. And it's the UFO that has been finished the most that has been with me the longest. I've got so many quilts I started on when I went to classes. I'd work on them in the class, and then once I got home, I'd put them in the closet and never touch them again. How stupid is that??