Okay, I'm slow. It's already the 4th but I'm finally done with the center of the quilt. The first border is cut, but not on yet. I have to say I love how it came out. It's very different from most mystery quilts. Not so traditional "all-over-patterny". There is a star-like sparkle to it. I almost wish I'd done it in light colors on a dark background... I think that star-like quality would have been enhanced. While I love the quilt, I wasn't so thrilled with the process. This was probably because of my own ennui, but still, I'm not sure I'd want to make a repeat of the quilt. I sure would be interested in experimenting in EQ with this pattern though. My husband even likes it, and he's kinda just neutral on most things. This mystery was from Kris Dreissen and more can be seen at Quiltbug.
It's pretty - I like how the colors work together, but I'm not sure the inspiration fabric looks right for the border... maybe I'll use it for the backing and find something else for the front of the quilt. As an inspiration it was awesome - with plums and greens and rosey-pinks and blues and creams - but somehow it just doesn't GO with any of the fabrics it inspired. How does THAT happen?
My longarm should be delivered on Friday - they are shipping fast freight at their expense due to scheduling difficulties with the set-up.
Today I am grateful for naps. We learn to rebel against them early, when we think we've outgrown them and our parents don't agree. I didn't learn the value of naps again til I had a child and I'd nap while he did - some days, this was my only rest. To this day, I still take naps. My cats remind me constantly of the value of naps.
What a Sweet Retreat!
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