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!