Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Not Quite How I Saw It In My Mind

Somehow, it looked better in my head when I was planning it.  The colors are as I imagined it but they did not come together quite as dramatically as I was thinking.  I was going for modern and graphic, inspired by this quilt by Noodle Head.  What I got is a bit of a jumble.


I think where I went wrong was in the size of the blocks.  I was limited by the size of the pieces of fabric I had left from making Modern Herringbone.  My blocks are 3.75" and the quilt top is 30" by 38" while I judge the inspiration quilt blocks to be more in the 8" range.  

This is not my first quilt that hasn't turned out as planned and doubtless won't be the last.  But I think it will make a decent baby quilt once I quilt it.  Anyway, it is a good top for me to practice machine quilting on.  

Just keeping it real here on Main Street!

5 comments:

Houseful10 said...

I love it, probably because i didn't have a picture of what you wanted it to look like.

Houseful10 said...

I love it, probably because i didn't have a picture of what you wanted it to look like.

Kyle said...

I think it turned out good. You just have a lot more blocks. It's not wrong just different than the original. Now you have an original too. Some modern styled quilting and it will be perfect. The happy recipient will be none the wiser.

Marlene said...

It may not have turned out as you thought Cathy, but I really like it. I agree with Kyle-some modern quilting and a lucky recipient is going to love it.

gailss said...

Some times even good plans go wrong but have to say it is quite cute and catchy so it is a perfect little top for a baby quilt!