Well, I have been trying to get into the studio and actually produce something in the wee moments that I find available at the moment. It seems though that I am suffering a little from inspiration overload, and I have *so* many ideas that I get thoroughly confused and indecisive and end up either making nothing at all - paralysed by choice - or something that is not what I had intended at all, (or that I don't particularly love) because I'm feeling so scatterbrained about the whole thing, rather than being mindful and focussed. And then I end up feeling like I've wasted those precious little pockets of quilting time that I *did* have, doing something I'm not in love with. Does this happen to anyone else?
The quilt top above is one I put together with the aid of 4 Kona charm packs (3 original and 1 pastel, I believe). I've been wanting to do more triangle work for a while now, (and remind myself that points aren't that intimidating, ha!) and am very pleased with how it came out. I tried to do random piecing and setting - truly random is hard for me - I think that's one reason I do so much scrap work - more fabric means less chance of 2 blocks the same butting together. (But oh, I do love those quilts with a more restrained palette!!!)
Anyway, where was I?....So, this top has been sitting on my design wall for a month or so, and has been a completed top for at least half that time, whilst I tried to decide what to do with the back of the quilt. And here's where I think I went wrong. I used a kona jelly roll and stitched it together in the order it came off the roll (and I'm trying to ignore the couple of strips that look out of order!) and then sliced it up and stitched it back together again, with that patterned fabric in between to make it wide enough. But I'm really not convinced.
Should I leave it as is - just push through and hope for that re-found love that sometimes happens once a quilt is complete, or slice and dice some more, or start again from scratch with the back? I love the front, but I'd like to love the whole thing too, if you know what I mean.