Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Almost done (thank goodness)

It's been a long time since I worked this hard on something I liked this little.  The New Year's Eve mystery quilt top is almost finished.  Two borders to go.  This morning I cut out the borders and binding and joined the backing so when I attach that second border I can fold it up and get it out of my sight.

Why, you ask?

I have no idea, but I have grown to detest the quilt.  Husband likes it for the purple and green colors and all the white areas  (he likes bright colors and light designs) but I'm thoroughly sick of the fabrics and the construction.  It started when I decided to make two kinds of blocks and cut up some of the subunits to add that darker purple square on the sides of them.  I had thought about also using a narrow purple sashing between the blocks but the amount of effort involved put me off.  Besides it makes a nicer pattern when the blocks adjoin like this.

But now I just want it done.  When it's completed and quilted I may be able to look at it and say "that's interesting" but for now - yuck.  However I felt about it I wasn't going to make it another UFO and clutter up the closet with it.  Just get it finished.


Teresa in Music City said...

Good for you! I have to say if I felt that unhappy with it, I would probably have put it aside and it would be a dusty UFO by now! I'm sure you will come to feel better about it after you are done - well maybe a few months after you are done!

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats to you on pushing through for a finish despite not liking the quilt. Someone will LOVE it! I rather like the way circles appear to form around the nine patches in the photo :)

Pieces of Cotton said...

I like it - and it does make an interesting pattern. But yes, I'm even more impressed that you pushed thru - that's so hard when you have other things you love waiting on you to finish this one.

Katie said...

I'll bet you'll find someone to give it to who will just love it. :-)