Doll Quilt Dilemma
July 24, 2011 § 12 Comments
The Doll Quilt Deadline is sneaking up on little cat feet ….
A couple weeks ago, I made a start on a mini quilt for my oh-so-secret swappy partner. It’s a paper pieced sampler in my favorite double scrappy color combination. I was planning to add a large-ish scrappy border and quilt it very simply with parallel lines – maybe on the diagonal.
But for some reason, I’m not 100% happy with it. Boo … I wish I could put my finger on what is bothering me about this. Maybe it’s the candy wrappers, maybe it’s the lack of symmetry, I can’t quite say, but something is bugging me here.
Should I just go on with it? Or should I dive into these Japanese patchwork books and make a new start?
“Patchwork Lesson” and “Patchwork Patterns 318” by Kumiko Fujita. Oh, my, goodness. I must say that all the excitement over these books is well deserved. The “318” book is somewhat hard to find, I guess, but Lisa at “This and That From Japan” on etsy found one for me straight away.
This stack of Patchwork Lessons by Yoko Saito …
And this tome by Chuck Nohara:
These books are full to bursting with inspiration.
What do you think, my quilty friends? Should I stick with the one I’ve already started or make another go of it?