I am turning to another old project. This one has been known by many names; right now I am calling it “Batik Hollow.”
The problem, now that I am looking at it again, is that it is boring.
When you look at the fabrics in a pile, the problem becomes clear. There are hints of warmth here and there, but most of it is about the same tone of the same colors. I like contrast and this doesn’t have it.
You might feel differently, and that is OK. We each have our own aesthetic. Husband has joked that my quilts are very energy efficient because no one would ever need a nightlight when sleeping under them. Surely that isn’t a bad thing? 🙂
Here are new fabrics that might help the future blocks and some of the existing blocks are being torn out to add new, more colorful centers.
Right now there are 14 blocks. It will take 20, plus a pieced border, to make a quilt worth counting.
Sometimes you have to do the bold thing, even if it is painful. I am not looking forward to that much tearing out and re-doing. But it is better than having a pile of fabric without a purpose. Yep, at this point the quilt needs to be finished or thrown away, and I can’t bring myself to continue down the same path, and I don’t want to throw it away.