Decision Time

A few days I wrote about a piece I was working on. I had pieced strips that I intended to recut for another ladder quilt but I liked the stripped pieces so much that I didn’t know if I should continue with the original plan or not! After several days of these bits up on the design board, I decided to put this together without recutting. I rearranged a bit and decided to set in a corner to make it all fit. I think it also made it more interesting. Here is the top:


I did a bit of machine quilting practice and felt that I had to make something usable out of my practice piece so I made this little bag today. It is about 9 inches long and maybe 4 inches wide. I don’t know what I will do with it though.


I also machine quilted a top that I posted a few days ago. I hate the way it turned out! What was I thinking??? I used a light to dark gray varigated thread. I did a terrible job here and I do not like the way I decided to quilt this. I am NOT picking this all out. Trying to figure out what I could do to redeem this ugly thing!


Any ideas?

Back to cleaning out the sewing room and listing some more vintage items on eBay. See my link on the side if you are interested. Have a great weekend everyone!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Decision Time

  1. katyquilts says:

    Hmmmm… got me thinking now. It has been laying on my work table unfinished for quite a while waiting for something…..I am going to go see what I have. Thanks for the idea!

  2. carol says:

    on the “grey” one..overlay with organza or..sparkly…could be a cityscape at twilight in rainy haze….

  3. Norma says:

    I really like the first quilt; it has a very strong impact, but I don’t think the third one is a mistake at all. Have you considered giving it an irregular edge? And aren’t you clever to turn your quilting practice into that cute little purse!

  4. Vivika says:


    I really love the graphics on the stripes. Makes me think of the wool Amish quilts that are very bold in color and quite simplistic as well as graphic. Great sense of style and proportion.

  5. katyquilts says:

    Hahaha….thanks Sherryl! My quilting was not well done and caused what used to be straight lines to have some waviness to them…..that part is actually starting to grow on me!

  6. katyquilts says:

    Thanks Karen! I have been facing a lot of my art quilts lately but I was thinking too that this one needed some color on the edge. After reading what you wrote, maybe a binding of various solid colors would be good…..maybe I will finish it this week afterall. Take care!

  7. KarenF says:

    Oh gosh, I like it! I would add on some color blocks as a border…that’s the only thing that even remotely makes me go hmmm…the background needs a boundary to keep it from fading out into nothing.

    I hope all of my “mistakes” turn out as good as yours!

  8. Sherryl says:

    I do not think it is ugly at all…. if you really do not like it, you can send it my way!

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