Fibs and Fables Herringbone Quilt
A very old Work In Progress. Most happy to have it completed. I made it in the Quilt As You Go style, which was not prudent. These long strips of bias fabrics were not enjoyable. It caused a bit of wobbling and stretching when sewing the final rows together. Now that it is completed, I am starting to like it again!
This Fibs n Fables collection by Anna Maria Horner has vibrant fanciful colors and designs. My herringbone strips are quite improv, which is subtle, but when seen as a whole quilt, gives it a personality I like. (by this I mean that the pieces are not all at the same angle. I just layed each next strip down as I pleased and sewed it on.
The background fabric is a bone colored solid, which gives it a richer feeling than a pure white. The backing is a large piece of light colored fabric from this same collection, then a pieced strip with all my leftovers set in rainbow order (my secret fave part of the quilt). And then a bunch of burgundies at the bottom to finish it off. The back seems lightly quilted compared to the front, because of using this QAYG method.
Again my quilting lines did not line up perfectly on the back with my piecing. Is this a careless stage I've been going through:)? Although today I happened upon some photos of quilts by a quilt 'artist' whose work I admire. I noticed that her quilting lines were unapologetically crooked, and she was embracing it, and selling her quilts for a healthy price. Hmmm.... maybe I do need a slight adjusting in my acceptance of my own mistakes.
I think I am slightly paralyzed by getting a bad review on Etsy, although I never have. I always imagine someone very persnickety buying one of my quilts and being appalled by some minute issue and leaving me scathing criticism...