Yes, this looks a lot the Ghastly Manor Wonky Log Cabin I'm always saying how much I love except this was my first attempt at making this quilt. As I said in my other post, wonky isn't really my thing and this was the first time I'd ever tried this style of piecing. Parts of it do work but it really didn't capture the quilt I had in my head. I can look at it objectively and other than that point in the top right where I can't stop looking because the blacks don't line up it's OK... but I expect more than OK from my quilts. I thought about pulling the top apart and trying to fix it but decided it would be easier to just start over. I was seriously planning to toss the first one but a friend said she'd take it if I finished it. Looking at them side by side I hope you'll agree that I "got it" on the second try.
So what I'm trying to share is this:
- There's usually a learning curve to making a new technique work. You'll get better at it if you keep trying.
- There really aren't any wrong choices, there are just better choices. If I hadn't had a very clear vision in my head I might have been happy with my first attempt.
- Quilting really does make the quilt. There have been several quilts that went from so-so to stunning once quilted.
- There's a lot to be said for a strategically placed applique; ) They can hid a multitude of sins!
Thanks Diana, I hope you enjoy it!