Friday, October 21, 2011

Making Progress on the Little Forest Quilt Along

I've got all the rows sewn together on my Little Forest wallhanging quilt.

The backgrounds that look white in this picture do not look that white in real life.

I was going for an old-fashioned look/feel to this quilt, hence the off-white background, but to be honest, when I finished sewing all the rows together and looked at it with a fresh eye, it reminded me of the color that the once-white walls in my house growing up ended up being 10 or so years after my chain-smoking stepmom moved in. I'm trying to emotionally work past that, but it's hard. Hopefully once it's quilted, backed, and bound, I won't think about it that way anymore.

Now the indecision begins. I have a lovely green woodsy fabric that I've been thinking would make a great backing. BTW, I'm avoiding red because the wall this will be hanging on is red. But I also have several cute/interesting Christmas fabrics that I've been accumulating to make a Christmas quilt, many of which would be cute as backing, but on a wallhanging, no one is going to see the backing! So, indecision is rendering me, well, indecisive.

What's more, I'm  not what you'd call an accurate quilter. My corners don't AT ALL match up. So I'm struggling with how to quilt this. The original is stitch-in-the-ditch, I think, which is not an option when the points are off. I absolutely LOVE how Alamosa Quilter pebble-quilted her background, but I don't know if I can pull that off without taking a LONG time to do it. I noticed that some of the other Little Forest Quilt A-long-ers meandered, so I might do that, given it's my strong suit.

According to the Little Forest Quilt Along assignments, I'm way behind. I'm supposed to be finished by now. Frankly, if it gets done before Thanksgiving, nay, Christmas, I'll be impressed with myself.

I've said this before but it's worth mentioning again. For some reason, Blogger doesn't let me comment on my own posts, so when someone is thoughtful enough to comment on one of my posts, I can't comment back. But please know, I read the comments and really, really appreciate them!

1 comment:

  1. Keep going! You can do it! I want to see it finished! The quilting will totally change the look of it, as will washing. Then it won't remind you of those walls.

    I was thinking about quilting some blowing and drifting snow on mine. Maybe that would work for you?


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