Even after all this time, every quilt brings lessons with it.
Remember when I wondered if this was too busy? I think I was right. But did I listen to my gut? Nooooooo! I forged ahead anyway.
A more surprising lesson, was how well old 80s prints from the deep stash worked with this current layer cake.
I used the above panto from Urban Elementz and I think that worked well here. I like the curvy quilting with the straight lines of the triangles. Another old print for the back and binding.
I’m not fishing for comments here, just musing on lessons learned. This isn’t my favorite quilt. So, I think it’s worth pondering why. I think part of the reason is that it is just not a “me” quilt. I love these fabrics, but in general, I’m not a floral girl. I think I would have liked this better if I had added a solid to give those beautiful prints some breathing room. That would have eliminated the need for the side borders as well. They do the job, but they are just okay.
In the end, finished is better than perfect. I’m pretty sure I can find a home for it.
Have a great day!
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