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old EQ (Electric Quilt) Designs and Equilateral Triangle posts.
Another UFO down! Yeah! I'm really lovin knocking out these forgotten quilts. The feeling of finishing is much better than that feeling of starting. Does that mean I'm cured of piling up UFO's? Only time will tell. Every year is started with the good intentions of bettering ourselves and starting down the road to a better way. But in the end most of us revert to whats comfortable.
They say the road to recovery is being able to admit you have a problem. Problem #1 I love the adrenaline rush of a new project.
Problem #2 When mistakes are made I want to give up and burn the quilt. Oh yes I've an anger issue! I'll admit a couple quilts have been cut into little pieces(again) and and put in the fire pit. It felt good to let go of issues that were beyond my quilting abilities.
Of course this quilt wasn't without issues. Fullness in the center, but with a fluffy poly batting and a little extra SITD quilting it's barely noticeable. And then you have the operator error issues and picking stitches out because I was pushing myself to get a finish by last Friday. After regrouping, calming myself, and picking a ton of stitches she was off the frame Saturday Evening and bound on Sunday.
One of the most important things that I've learned as a quilter is that we see every mistake because we made them. Others need to search to find them, hopefully! So we might as well just leave them and be happy that THEY need to search.
All in all I'm very pleased with the finished quilt. Its a bit more modern than my usual quilting, don't you think? It'll be a nice addition to the Studio wall. I'm struggling with the name for her, for now I'm going to call her Parasol Parade.