Sunday, May 29, 2011

Snowball Stress

I've had some Philip Jacobs fabric sitting around for about a year now. I really didn't like it when it arrived and didn't know what to do with it. So yesterday I started cutting it up to make a snowball quilt. I sewed for hours and at the end of it realised how disgusting the colours were that I had chosen. Not the Philip Jacobs but the pink and eggshell blue corners I had sewn around it. It really was awful. All hideously pink and baby blue.
As I slept on it, the family tiptoed around it in disgust. 
Today was unpicking day. Most of the pink and blue had to go. It was replaced with browns, greens and denim blues. 
The unpicking took hours. It was so wasteful but worth it. It's still not my favourite but at least I can look at it!
I hated all the waste from the chopped off corners so I've started sewing them together to add a border.


  1. Wow - dedication.... that looks like a lot of unpicking and re-sewing. All worth it in the end.

  2. Ahh so you have been getting friendly with my dear friend Quick Unpick!!! I love the end result Melissa, and esp how you have mixed up the colours in the little diamonds, it looks great. xo

  3. I think the colours work fantastic together! Yes, the seam ripper is also my "special friend", could not live without it!

  4. BEAUTIFUL!! This is the best use of the fabrics that I've seen. WOW!!


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