If you ask me about that first quilt today, I’d tell you that I’ve been living a lie because recently I found this, my actual first quilt:
|You’d be wrinkled too if you were folded up and forgotten in my guest room |
closet for five-plus years!
I had completely forgotten about this project from years ago. Frustrated with shopping for suitable wall art, I made this mini (it measures 25 inches by 36 inches) to hang above my bed. I bought a jelly roll of Brannock and Patek’s Remembrance because I love the combination of red, green, and blue. I tied this mini instead of quilting it and opted for a pillowcase binding. I’m pretty sure I followed some sort of pattern, but I went through my sewing library and can’t put my finger on the source.
When the project was finished, I decided that it was too blah to hang up above my bed or anywhere else, for that matter. I ended up buying some photography from this Etsy shop to use in my master bedroom instead.
|Although I didn’t hang the mini here, I did purchase yardage from Remembrance |
to make the two big pillows.
Looking at it now, years later, I like the fabrics. They’re more traditional than those I usually use, but I’m a sucker for the red-green-blue combination. And I like the strong geometry of this mini. It’s simple, reminiscent of a coin quilt. This mini has potential!
The way I see it, I have three options:
- I can let it live as a mini. If I take this route, should I cut it down so it’s not so rectangular? Add a border? Bind it?
- I can make it into something completely different. Does it want to be a pillow? (Do I need another pillow?) A journal cover?
- I can fold it up and shove it back in my guest room closet. This is the easiest of the options. It’s also the lamest.