“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Polka Dot Bubbles
This quilt was a labor of love. I saw it in a past issue of Quilt's N' More. The fabric however, a Prints Charming print, couldn't be found anywhere. I looked all over the valley with no luck. While on vacation in spring of 2008-cause who doesn't shop for fabric while on vacation-we stopped at Rosie's in San Diego. And there it was, the bubble fabric I had been looking for. So I bought some, brought it home, and started stitching. The circles are all hand stitched with DMC pearl cotton. There are sooo sooo sooo many circles. I tried to stitch them in between other projects, I find I need frequent breaks from hand work. So, this quilt sat in progress next to my sewing desk for almost two years! Yikes! I had periods when I worked on it a lot, and long periods of ignoring it. Finally, last week, I stitched the last circle and bound the quilt. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I don't think pictures really depict it terrible well. The quilt measures 40" x 48".