Friday, June 6, 2014

Chop Chop

A couple of days ago, I retrieved this quilt from Porterville, where it's been on display, almost since I finished it.
I was never happy with it.  Well, I was happy with it BEFORE I trimmed it down, but it's been out of proportion ever since.  I couldn't wait to get it back.  For the past two months, I've imagined adding borders, to make it bigger and more balanced.  But when I got it back?  And saw those crooked lines from a bad trim job?  My immediate reaction was, "This thing needs the rotary cutter."

Yesterday I took it all apart, slashed it carefully, and put it back together again.  Ahhh, SO much better!
I have a nice chunk set aside to do something else with.  I'm just waiting for inspiration to strike.
On another note, I shopped while I was in Porterville, at the Calico Mermaid.  I had so many full cards and gift certificates that it was time to start redeeming something.  I think I did well.  :)
And for now, that's it.  Hope you enjoyed the show!


Barbara Sindlinger said...

It will be interesting to see what you do with the cut off part. I stared at it a while to see if I saw something out of it. I didn't.
Good job on your shopping excursion. always fun to add to the stash.

Quiltedtime said...

I have done the same thing--reworked a quilt after a show...sometimes even if it won a ribbon. If something is not just right, I HAVE to fix it.

Nice shopping skills there, Suzanne.

Elaine said...

A big difference in the composition-good eye! Nice fabric!