Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Home Tweet Home - Quilt #9
This lap quilt measures 44" x 44" and it's a Christmas gift for Daryl's Mom and Dad. I made them some placemats out of the blue background birdhouse fabric awhile ago. I backed the quilt with flannel for snuggly warmth during the cold Wisconsin winters.
Recently I saw a post on the Quilting Board about intentionally using the wrong side of a fabric. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist, OCD personality so I had never thought about doing this. A few days after reading that post, I was putting the borders on this quilt. As I was pinning the 1" middle border for stitching (right sides together), I saw that the wrong side of the fabric actually looked better with the rest of the fabrics. The right side was quite a bit darker... so I unpinned it and used the wrong side. I felt a bit ..... naughty, scandalous, excited - I don't know the words I'm looking for. I felt free. Free from the 'inside of the box'. I felt like I had stepped outside the box. It might be a baby step, but it's a start!
~ Enjoy ~