And I learned some very important lessons.
First, I learned why a design wall is so important - this top has 48 different blocks (each 12") in 4 colors - red, green, gold and blue. Which is great but there were many more blues than the other three colors. Same thing with the sashing strips - LOTS more blue that the other colors. Well, I did 3 rows at a time making sure
that each block had a different color side. Well, by the time I got to the last three rows I had mostly blue blocks and blue sides!! Yiks!!
Second, I learned how to rip-it, rip-it, rip-it!! And in the end after moving rows around and blocks around and sashings around, it just didn't matter!! There were still more blues than the other colors!!
Third, on a scrappy quilt - don't sweat the small stuff, it will be wonderful regardless!!
Yay!! Another UFO has found a home. My friend is going to put a border or two on it and use it in one of her guest bedrooms!! Love it!!
Fourth, enjoy the compliments of a job well done!! Knowing what I had put myself through, here is what my friend said: "Hey! The quilt looks pretty great as it is!!! Thanks a bunch!"
Enjoy this gorgeous almost-spring-day!!