It's that time again, show off you're design wall, NO MATER WHAT!
Do you ever think "Well I've gone to far on this one"? Yep..too too far with the colors. Maybe that teal was just way too TEAL. What's done is done, the only thing I can do now is to find a way to slow down the teal. My quilty Mojo has been on the fritz, maybe I should have left it alone.
Such a lovely block..and my intentions were good. Go loud and proud! Make'm go WOW! Instead I get the HOLY $#!& feeling.
My thought was to come in and Hexi off the corners of the TEAL block with some white. Maybe add some more applique in the corners of the blocks? What's even sadder is that the yellow and the TEAL in the quilt are vintage. Not super old, but from the early 80's. Maybe I'm over reacting due to my crappy mood.
This quilt reminds me of my first(and last) experience eating Cherries Jubilee. Valentines Day, I was a 14 yr old country girl. The nicest restaurant I'd been in was Steak and Shake. Well dad and I had lunch at a REAL restaurant. He ordered for us. They brought out the Cherry dessert on a cart, parked it right by the table and set it on fire! My first thought was how in the world am I supposed to eat that! So I sat back in my seat for fear of setting my over hair sprayed head on fire and watched as my dad blew out the blaze. Oh it's like roasting marshmallows! I like a little black on my marshmallows, so my thought was to let'er burn. The waiter, seeing me hesitate with eyes the size of dinner plates, promptly put out the blaze with a metal plate cover. Of course dad giggled, and said "I should have warned you."
So how can I put out this blaze? I think gale force winds would be hard pressed to put out this fire! For now I'm walking away from this quilt so I don't get burned.
Enough whining, I wanted to share also share the way I squared up these 18.5 blocks. Last week Erin Russek made a short tutorial. The only thing I did differently was to do this method on my cutting mat.
Hope you have a Cherry Day!