Tuesday, 18 March 2014

THERE ARE MANY....

...joys and opportunities in belonging to this wonderful world of on-line quilting x One is that you are invited to step out of your comfort zone and .... pattern test xx I have done this a couple of times .. with varying degrees of fun and sucsess!!

When I saw this one I thought ..."why not?"..


WELL .....there was a lot of maths for one thing!!! I had various false starts and struggles! THEN I gave up on the ALGEBRA!!.. well thats what it looked like to me! AND.. did what I should have done in the first place and ...went with the chart!! I KNOW!!!!... but the idea is to test the instructions!...


... by the way it looks crumpled because GUS....


came to be my companion and sideline cheer-leader .... and sat on it!.... SAM...


...could not stand the swearing and left us to it!! lol x

EVENTUALLY .. I had a quilt top..



still not right ... but a LOT closer.. to the origonal pattern x ....when you see the blocks in the wrong place while looking at the pictures ... it is ...TOO LATE ....to go back and change it!! I was just happy to have finished it xx

AND .. Adam and Caroline (son and partner just want something to keep their feet warm xx bless them x)

I started quilting with a variagated black and white thread .. very nice .. it twisted and broke and became a birds nest ... despite everything I tried!!!! SO I changed to a black and red varigated .. not so pretty ... that .. never broke or misbehaved ONCE!!! 

THEN I added some applique over the worst bit .... NO I AM NOT UNPICKING!!!!!


At last I have a finished .. well almost just got to sew down the binding .. little quilt x Feedback sent .... on to the next project xx

AHHH......

Hope you have fun to-day

Diane x

9 comments:

Shaz said...

I like your version best! The applique cats just make it!!

Amanda said...

Isn't it infuriating when thread misbehaves! I always have problems with Aurifil threads, my machine just doesn't like it, so I only use it in the bobbin now. The quilt looks fine, and no-one will notice the 'design choice' I'm sure.

Pippa Parsons said...

It looks fab, the cats are gorgeous

mammafairy said...

Looks terrific Diane, love those cats!

Maggi said...

If someone who makes as much as you do has had problems with this then I would think that, however pretty, the pattern is not written well. I do like the addition of the cats though.

Janet said...

The pattern must have been wanting as yours looks nothing like the photo! But it is lovely and I like your cats - a great addition.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Your quilt looks just perfect from here.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I'm rubbish at following instructions and would just go from the photo too , but it's a shame the instructions were hard, great result though!

Michele said...

I like your version too but truth be told, I'd have to make the rainbow version for myself.