Have you ever made a quilt that you just hate. Well I made this quilt probably 18 years ago. I hand quilted it and named it "Amish Sunrise". It used to have a big yellow sun in the middle of it. I do not know what I was thinking. Yet all the work made me angry to just toss it. So several years ago I decided to fuse some Kaffe Fassett fabric in the middle to at least cover the sunrise up. I machine quilted that and thought it was still ugly. So it got folded up and put back in my cupboard. The next time I dragged it out I still did not like it, but now what do I have to lose. So I added the stems and the leaves and machine quilted them, fused on a binding and folded it up and put it in my cupboard where it still resides.
Still trying to organize my studio and I revisited this quilt. This quilt is one I made in the 1980's?
I took a class in which you had to bring a bag of scraps and then make them into something.
I decided to make arrows all pointing in one direction except one.
I flipped that one in the opposite direction and also used the reverse side of the fabric in the block. I titled this quilt "Wrong Way". It was also the very first quilt I machine quilted! There are little signs in the border where I quilting the words wrong way on each and every one of them!
I think I will always keep this just because of that.
Just to prove I have not been totally idle these last few days, here is Mulberry Bush being quilted and quilted.