I am rather bummed with how this turned out.
I had this great idea in my head- appliqued circles with frayed edges, and I tried it. It was supposed to be cute.
I 'm not even going to show you the quilt I was inspired by because my version faired so poorly that I would be embarrassed.
I love the fabric I chose.
Those orange full moon dots are one of my absolute favorite fabrics.
I love the aqua/orange/tan combo and the varied patterns.
I LOVE the colored dots fabric on the back.
I actually love the back of the quilt- if only I didn't have to look at the front.
The stitching on the circles is too far away from the edges.
I didn't take the time to pull the threads to the back of the quilt top and backstitched instead, and it looks kinda messy.
The circles didn't fray enough or frayed too much- either way it's not cute.
The fabric on the edges of the circles doesn't lay flat.
There's too much puffy space in between the circles - largely due to my inability to master free motion quilting.
It just looks messy.
It did not turn out in real life like the idea I had in my head.
Don't get me wrong- my sewing is never "perfect." I get puckers in my quilt sandwiches, my straight line quilting isn't always straight, and I sometimes can't get my blocks to match up exactly. But, I'm OK with that. Usually only I can tell and a good spin in the washer and dryer will take care of everything.
But this quilt fell short of expectations.
Doesn't mean it can't be loved.
Doesn't mean it won't keep somebody warm or a baby happy or a toddler snuggly on the couch.
Which is really the most important job of a quilt so I will be donating this one to someone that will hopefully love it and not care that it is not perfect.
Have you made something you weren't happy with?