That beautiful fabric I bought a week ago? I had a vision for it. I knew exactly how I was going to use it. I chose the fabric for a specific pattern that I had never tried. I could see it in the store…… it was gonna be great.
So last Tuesday I cut up the fabric and started laying the pieces out on my design wall. This was to be the center of a quilt:
OMG is it ugly! I hate it. Sometimes, it just does NOT work.
And all the pieces were cut. Yep, all of the fabric.
Back to the board….. laying out the pieces in a new way.
I am MUCH happier with this layout. I have lots of work to do to figure out the rest, but at least the center is planned.
If you have quilted for a year or more, I bet this has happened to you. If not, well…. either you are not adventurous enough, or you are lucky!
As for that first layout….. I have another fabric that I think will work. I figured out why the oriental fabric wont work and what kind of print will. I love it when I can determine the “why” of why an idea does or doesn’t work as intended, don’t you?