It's Monday and I have my Glacier Star on the wall.
I really like this quilt and I have a somewhat funny story about it. Remember way back in December when I made these blocks? I really liked them and thought they looked so bright and cheery. I was really excited to see them in the finished quilt. Well, as I progressed through the various stages of this quilt from the inner flying geese to the lone star blocks and finally to the inner snowflake, I just wasn't very happy with these blocks and I really wasn't sure that they would look right. Check out this picture to see one of the New Your Beauty blocks next to the other units. I thought the pink was too bright and wouldn't play well with the rest of the quilt.
I had only made four of the New York Beauty blocks so I decided that I would make new ones using the red/wine fabric that I used for the spikes on the center snowflake. My thoughts were that this would create a better flow throughout the quilt and not stand out so much. I was ready to make the new blocks and find a new home for the old, bright blocks. All was good!
That is until a friend stopped over and saw bits and pieces of the quilt and was intrigued. She asked me to lay out what I had done so she could see what it would look like. I obliged and went ahead and put the 4 bright New York Beauty blocks up just to show her how they would look and explained to her that I was remaking them, etc. Well, as I stepped back and looked I couldn't believe it but I LIKED the bright blocks! It's kind of like shopping for a dress. I don't know how many times I look at multiple stores to only go back to the very first one and buy the first dress that I tried. :-) Do you ever do that?
Anyway, I called my friend Kare who is also making this quilt and said "You aren't going to believe this, but I think I'm keeping my original blocks." After sending her (and my daughters) a picture, they all agreed with me. Oh well, I guess it just goes to show that you should trust your gut feelings.
Check out what other quilters have on their design walls today. Go to Judy L.'s Patchwork Times and be amazed!