My Quilt Dilemma
I’m making a quilt of my own design that will become part of two guild programs,* but it’s not going well. I’m undecided about what to do. I know what I should do but I’m unwilling to do it.
This is it. It’s actually prettier than it looks here even if it is giving me fits. The biggest problem is this:
I can see how much better it would be as a rectangular quilt. Its current square format looks as if I just wanted to get it over with. Which is true.
If I would just add two more rows, the quilt would be more pleasing to the eye. I can’t say why exactly but rectangles are nicer to look at, which is probably why standard photos are sized at 2 x 3, 5 x 7 and 8 x 10.
Two more rows would be five more Dresden Plates and 45 more tiny Baby Windmills. That doesn’t sound so bad except that the windmill blocks didn’t come out to the size they should have, and now they are all wonky in the quilt.
Do you see the wonky ones? It’s because I trimmed the blocks down which was a bad decision. I think I was tired and frustrated and just over the whole thing. How I wish I wouldn’t have done that but it’s too late now.
If you look at the overall quilt again, I guess you could say that maybe they aren’t that noticeable in the grand scheme of things. But DANG. I wish those weren’t all wonky.
Should I make two more rows for a quilt that is already seriously flawed? Would they be enough to salvage it? Or should I just finish it as a square and chalk it up to life lessons? My quilt helper (a.k.a. the dear man of the house) was in town this morning and managed to find more background fabric. I was hoping the local quilt shop would be out and then I wouldn’t have to make more rows. But alas, not the case.
To make matters worse, I have a new border idea for the quilt that could have sent it over the top. Not quite what you see here but actually much better. Should I put that much work into a border for a quilt with wonky windmills?
Maybe I can just call the quilt Wonky Windmills and pretend it was always meant to be?!