Friday, June 12, 2015

The Good, The Bad, and The Cute

First, here's the CUTE. Scout came over to play yesterday - Cooper was so happy and ready to share his big stick! Boy, did they have fun!

Next, the BAD...
The friend who is going to be quilting Odyssey for me came over yesterday to pick it up. We spread it out to discuss what I wanted. Suddenly I saw something I didn't like.
Me: "Oh no. I see something I think I want to change."
Quilter: "What is it?"
Me: I told her.
Quilter: "I see it, too."

We both looked and talked and looked and talked.

Me: "I want to fix it. I've worked too hard on the quilt for it not to be perfect."
Quilter: "Go ahead. Take your time. I'll still make your deadline."
Me: Heart sinking. Thought I was done. Frustrated.
Quilter: "Take a deep breath. It will be okay. Don't rush. It will be worth it."

So that's where I am. I have a LOT of un-sewing to do. And then I have a LOT of sewing to do. It will be worth it. Nothing like making this quilt TWICE!

For those of you making Odyssey, I'm going to share what it is, so you won't make the same mistake.

It pertains to the center medallion. It looks perfect, no? But it is not.  (Spoiler Alert!) In the final quilt I'm setting this on point. I want the gradated blue hexies coming from the center to be rotated so that one of them points to the top and bottom corners. In other words, I would love to rotate the background without rotating the hexies. I hope this makes sense to you. 

The quilt will look beautiful either way. I could have left it alone and named it "A Little Bit Tipsy," and  no one would probable notice. BUT, being an engineer and being a person who loves symmetry, and being a person who is a bit OCD, I feel I must change mine. 

Enough of that.

And now for the GOOD. (Thank goodness there is some GOOD!)

I found out yesterday that my "Eye 1" quilt has been juried into the AQS Grand Rapids show! Woohoo!


  1. I am confused lol. Doing wall to wall hexies and nor sure what you mean. I am at the local Show (Fair). So will have a look in the morning, but more likely tonight as my OCD won't let me sleep unless I figure it out.

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  3. Do you mean you want to rotate the medallion like 10-20 degrees so spokes are going exactly diagonally to 2 of the 4 corners of the quilt? Oh, honey, that really is a lot of undoing and redoing! I know what you mean about wanting to make it perfect and how much a mistake only you can see can haunt you. I have at least one of those in every project I make! IMHO you should leave it because it is truly stunning either way. But I know it will haunt you if you do. So, good luck and Godspeed! My heart breaks for you!