Today I went to a class given by a great quilt teacher. The class was not a specific project but if you had taken a class from Catherine (the instructor) in the past and had questions or were stumped she welcomed you to come by for assistance I am so glad I went!!!!! It was just a "good thing".
She did answer the few questions I had relating to a pattern I was going to start right after the new year. It was a class she taught at the Country Loft while I was working so I just got the pattern. The extra help today was just what I needed!
BUT....the best part...I told her about my frustration with the quilt I had made (you saw it yesterday) and how unhappy I was with it. She was familiar with the pattern and when I was telling her my sad story she asked a few questions...yes, I had used just a few fabrics, yes it looked blah and yes I didn't like it!
Her first comment - (not quoting but this was the gist) well that is a scrappy pattern and the blocks are large so you lost the look of what it was intended to be...wow!!!! She was right - it was blah and putting it on point (which I considered) may have helped but the blah was still going to be there....
RESULT - I am taking the blocks apart and adding new fabrics (scrappy ones). It won't be a total loss but I learned that others can really help when we get stumped!
I am anxious to change it - its fun to learn something and then correct it with what I've learned.
Take a look!
My finished blocks...
See the difference - why didn't I see it!!!
So, I look forward to getting this done and then liking it! I will also enjoy taking the blocks apart - am I crazy - well, maybe a little but I am OK with that!
Hope you learned something "fun" today...it is a good feeling!
Enjoy your week-end and....
Remeber - SMILE always...