Some really good friends have asked me to be Godmother to their son Felix, this means a lot to me and Felix is absolutely scrumptious. I set myself the task of making a quilt. Fine, except, I have never made a quilt.
I started browsing books and confusing myself ages ago, I saw some lovely Kaffe Fassett designs but decided I didn't want to go to babyish. I really like these Swedish style designs from Asa Wettre's Old Swedish Quilts and feel fairly confident that my friends would like this sort of style too.
So, I gathered my fabrics ages ago, at the Festival of Quilts, and after much indecision eventually began cutting and piecing. I'm not happy, I love the faded red stripe, and the little sprig of red but the stripe just looks pink and the flower seems too girly now that I have pieced more than half of the quilt.
Late last night I decided to go back through my stash and came up with this.
Still doesn't seem right though, I don't like it nearly as much as the original and the red stripe still looks too pink, the spotty brown fabric just doesn't seem to be working either. Back to the drawing board I think. I suppose I had better start browsing some on-line fabrics, there is nothing available locally and as the christening takes place on 15th October, I am rather running short on time. Feeling fed up, perhaps quilting is not for me after all.