Digging in to the deep, dark recesses of Flickr, I decided to share this little lovely! A baby quilt I made in September 2010.
A virtual smorgasbord of feed sack prints and wonky delight! I remember starting this and thinking how fun it is to make wonky blocks. The tiny whimsical prints, the delicate colors and a very simplistic design...all together, pure sweetness to me!
Even back in 2010 I wanted to be creative and change things up, take a chance. Which is why I added a few applique circles to round (pun intended) out the design.
One lesson I learned after this was finished, not all whites are the same whiteness! A very hard lesson to learn at the time. I was so angry, sad and disappointed. I was too new to know better, too new to know what a quilt blog was and too new to google to know I could find an answer or ask a question! Serious lesson learned!
That wasn't all I did that was new...
Of course, I felt like I had to add a colorful border. But that just wasn't good enough...something weird, but perfect!
I don't know how this popped in to my head at the time. It was one of those moments, you know what I mean? A gathered border. I've wanted to do this again for so, so long! I'm glad I choose this quilt to share because I'm so doing this border again!
It was a pain in the butt, that I remember. Chunky. Gathering is a pain on its own, a pieced strip to gather is twice as hard!
I love seeing the quilting on the back. Though not perfect, it certainly touched my fancy at the time.
The tag. The proof. The mark of forever!
You may be wondering what I did with this little mishap of a quilt. As with many quilts it was gifted to my daughter. She assured me that the different whites were not a problem, she loved it regardless and wanted it badly. Who am I to argue?! I just love her that much!!
I learned that all whites are not the same. I learned to take chances, applique circles with wonky blocks. And I learned that having an idea or vision is so worth exploring, just look at the border! Even if you are a 'greenhorn' in the quilting world, you need to follow your gut and give it a go!