Monday, June 25, 2007

Blur your eyes, please


Ok, don't laugh too hard at me, will you? I'm laughing a bit, myself, so it's ok if you laugh a little. Look (but not too closely) at these completely unmatching corners!


This was a quick doll quilt, a continuation of the quilt wall for Tsia's room (did you see the results of Hillary's work? It's so beautiful, and just it time for the arrival of beautiful little Phoebe!). I had leftover pink bits from a few other projects--mostly triangles--and I wanted to do a flying geese quilt, but this was faster.


I was careful with my cutting and piecing, so don't ask how the corners are so severely mis-matched. But I thought that a little stippling might draw attention away from my shoddy work, and it gave me a good excuse to practice free-motion stitching with the new machine. Fun! It certainly requires some concentration and frequent breaks for the relaxing of tensed-up shoulders, though I'm sure the more you practice the easier it becomes.

Oh, and you must see this lovely backpack, created by India in a fabulous toile. Terrific, isn't it? It's so exciting to see the bags in their finished state; please be sure to add your photos to the Flickr group so I can get my thrills, will you?

15 comments:

  1. I finally figured out how to add my phtos to your group...
    India

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG, how did you do that?? It is too precious though, don't worry about it!! The colors are wonderful. About 8 years ago I made a half dozen doll quilts very similar to Hilary's and sold them in a junk/antique store for $24 each. I may just have to make some more for a wall...

    Molly

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks really beautiful to my eyes...

    ReplyDelete
  4. i love that it is off.... it's much more interesting that way.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The question is, what exactly did you have in mind?
    If you had not said anything about "not matching" one could have thought you went for that design deliberately... why not?!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I don't know what it is about triangles, they never work for me either--not even when I square up the blocks afterwards. Oh well!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is absolutely wonderful. I love it. And finished is way better than perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love it, too. Imperfection= charm in my book!

    Love those colors, too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this! What a jewel!

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is beautiful! I love the colors and the way you put them together. Seriously, its beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. HI Leisl, just wantedto check that you got that feedback email,
    India

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think it's awesome! This looks way nicer then if it had been all matchy-matchy, if you ask me ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ahh, the quilt is beautiful, I had to sit and stare for a while to figure out what went wrong!! Don't say anything, no one will notice. it is still gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is Fabulous!
    No one will ever know they don't match or look EXACTLY as you wanted if you don't point it out.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the color combo!

    ReplyDelete