I haven’t embraced the idea of different aspects of life being classed as ‘journeys’. You know the sort of thing: ‘my journey to healthy living’ or ‘my weight-loss journey’or ‘my journey to the truth within’? BUT today there has been an insistent little voice in my head repeating over and over again, ‘Are we there yet?’ *SIGH* It has been a very long day putting this quilt top together, so many seams to align and pin. I’ve tried to lighten the mood with music and there have been quite a few cups of coffee on the go but the hopeful start of this quilt seems a very long time ago and the end destination, well that seems far off too, although there is a deadline to add a bit of urgency to the ‘journey’!
In fact the journey has got to the stage where I’m wondering why I ever hit the road. I’m starting to doubt the combination of colours and prints. I think I’m so familiar with each fabric after all that cutting and piecing that I’m seeing the individual fabrics competing with each other rather than coming together in harmony. Incidentally the dominant fabrics are from the gorgeous Autumn Elegance by Sentimental Studios for Moda and Brenda Brackman’s Morris Earthly Paradise also for Moda.
I’m getting tired of this journey and the, ‘Are we there yet?’ repeats. I’ve taken the opportunity to get off the road and take an extended rest break while a decision is made about the colour of the border. It seems to need to be a medium/dark fabric picking out one or two of the colours in the blocks. I think whichever colour is chosen will determine how the quilt is seen – a red, green, gold or grey quilt.
Do you think it will be possible to pull this top together? Any ideas about the colour of the border gratefully received – a push to get me back on the road please!
It’s Tuesday, so later I’ll be updating my ‘Pins of the week‘ board on Pinterest. I’ve sorted out my boards too – separating out quilting tips from free motion quilting and walking foot quilting. I hope you will find some useful links on those boards 🙂