They say done is beautiful.
But sometimes finished is fugly:
I know it looks alright from there, even cute, but this is utterly fugly, and if I was a cat -let alone a baby- I’d know better than to have a snooze on this.
There aren’t two squares the same size, there are bunches at the back, the sides are wonky and the stitching is horrendous.
But in fairness, this time last year I would never have imagined I’d be attempting something like this, let alone finishing it.
In fact, old me would have left this as a UFO and binned it in a few years’ time, when packing for the next house move.
Extant me ploughed through this to the finish knowing full well it wouldn’t be good enough.
It’s my good old Sewing The Void dilemma – when do you give up?
Too soon? Too late? Ten minutes from base camp?
I am very grateful for the encouragement everyone has given this (my work colleagues have a PhD in feigning interest and I love them for it), in particular to the person who described it as “a successful prototype”.
For now I am working on something simple while still cleaning the machine, since I had the great idea to put fleece at the back of this, and fleece is 85% fluff and 15% lint. Still, it worked well with my normal Teflon presser foot.
This quilt isn’t going anywhere, and once I have my mojo back I’ll decide what to do next.