I have been making quilt tops since 2001, but until recently I was sort of manic about it; I would make so many and was such a perfectionist, that quilting wasn't fun and then in frustration and disgust, I would drop the hobby for a couple of years until I was emotionally recovered enough to pick it up again. This Yellow Brick Road quilt represents my re-entry back into the wonderful world of quilting. I haven't looked back since.
Having been out of practice for 2 years, I found the quilt difficult to make. It wasn't the instructions, or the fabric; I was just plain rusty and had forgotten a lot of quilting fundamentals.
While the piecing presented challenges, this was the first quilt that I quilted using my new Pfaff Grand Quilter! I meandered the whole single-size quilt (they specifically tell you in machine quilting 101 to begin on something small - but those who know me know I never start with something managable!) I loved meandering! And despite the fact that it was not perfect, I loved this quilt!
In the picture, I find that it looks "Christmassy"; all green and red. But, in real-life it is more brown/red.
A word about perfectionism and quilting: I once had a great quilting teacher, Michelle, who's personal motto about perfectionism really helped me over come it. Michelle's motto: Finished is better than perfect! Isn't it true? I
think that might become my new company motto!
Here are some more pictures of my Meg's Garden fabric choices. I find these pictures show the prints in the fabrics better than the previous pictures.