It is time for Blogger’s Quilt Festival, organised by Amy’s Creative Side. You know what, I’d only just found out about this Festival. LOL. I discovered this while reading Quilting Jetgirl’s blog post. Where have I been all this while?? Well, better late than never. I must say the quilts posted are eye candies, not to mention inspirational.
2016 is the year that I started setting goals for my quilts and this has helped me in my quilting journey. I have more finished quilts this year than the prior few years added up together. The main reason for not finishing my quilts is my perfectionist attitude. Knowing my ‘weakness’, my daughter sent me this quote:
‘Perfection is intimidating. I think most artists blocks come from the fear of creating something imperfect. … putting it even more simply: just make shit, eventually it’ll be good shit. Maybe most of it will just be shit but you can’t make good shit if you’re not make a lot of shit.’ LOL.
Well I would like to share with you one of my
shit Oops, quilt. Those of you who have been reading my posts would know that I started Charlotte’s Baskets last year with the intention of giving it to my daughter who was going into the University last year. It was still work in progress when she entered Uni in August last year. This year I started setting goals and that was when I managed to finish it. It is my biggest quilt by far measuring approximately 73 x 83 inches. A scrap buster. I was able to use up strings of fabric from my scrap bin. The quilt is based on a pattern in String Fling by Bonnie Hunter. I changed the border to a piano-key border and I used HSTs made from bonus triangles for the cornerstones in between the basket blocks.
Before gifting this quilt, there was a small misunderstanding between mother and daughter. But all was good as new again when the quilt was presented. The quilt was able to convey the love I have for my daughter and all is forgiven.
I am entering this quilt in the Large Quilt Category of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival