Monday, December 27, 2010
Lakeside Resort Charm Quilt
I must admit that this is the first quilt I have ever made using charm packs. In fact, these are the first charm packs I have ever bought. Call me crazy, I like to have yardage! Anyway, it was pretty easy and fast with all the squares already cut, so I think I'm a fan. The only frustrating thing was trying to lay it all out and wishing I had more of one color or print and not having it. Anyway, I got it all put together and quilted it quickly (all hail the pantograph!), then I just went ahead and bound it with the matching stripe. Once I had the binding on, I totally hated it. I threw it on the couch where it sat for three or four days and every time I looked at it, I thought, there is no way I can give this away as a gift! I hate it! I told my husband how much I didn't like it now that I had ruined it with the now glaringly NON-matching striped binding and he said, "It's because it has too much brown in it!" (He hates brown).
In the end, I decided it was too late to find another gift, so I would just have to give it to them and hope they didn't hate it too! And then I took pictures of it. And I thought the pictures made it look so pretty. So I changed my mind...I do like it after all. And more importantly, little brother and his wife like it too! :)