Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Muse? What Muse? I don't see a-muse..

I've read on some of the designers blogs that at times they've lost their muse. MY creative muse needs a GPS. Do you think they sell Tom Toms for creative muses? I have a tendency to AMUSE... myself that is. I have the hardest time making up my mind. Even when I've taken polls and asked everyone that could have an opinion. Case in point.. The turtle quilt. Do you remember when this started back in the summer. This is what it started off as Here. I didn't get around to even thinking about it again until after Christmas. The baby was due 12/31/07. Did I tell you that I always wait till the last minute? After thinking about the fabric I bought, I didn't like it. It was for a baby girl and I wanted something sweet and cute and girly. Looking at what I had in my closet, I decided to use 30's repros. Pink and Green to be exact. A friend suggested, what I thought was a good idea, to strip my pink and greens. Off I go, cutting up all the pinks and greens I have. Must go shopping for a background! Found a sweet print. Right away I made a big error in cutting the strip sets! I cut the setting triangles too small. Hmmm maybe I'll just use the strips for the border. I know! I'll go shopping! I'll use just greens for the turtles, my sweet print for the backgrounds and all I need is a fabric for the setting triangles. I Found two fabrics, couldn't decide, buy both....... one did work. Now the turtle blocks are made and I remember why I don't like 30's pink. So far I've named this quilt "Turtles On Antacid" and "Pepto Turtles". Yup, 30's pink reminds me of Pepto Bismo... ewwwww. Now I'm having trouble deciding on borders, I asked one of my online groups to help me decide. These are the choices:
The majority liked the one with the green inner border and the stripped outter border. I like that one, but it doesn't give that sweet girly look. I've been looking at this quilt for 3 days now. The baby was born a week ago, so I guess I should make a decision. I think I know what I'm going to do. Next time you see it, it'll be done!

9 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

I have had projects like that. The recipient will love it either way!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ok I am realllllly liking the turtle quilt!! It is soooo cute!!!

Su Bee said...

So sweet! I'd have to vote for option 5 - the little piano key border and darker pink outer. It relates well to the turtles without making green the focus. Pretty!!
(lol - I'd like to have a muse named Tom too!)

atet said...

Um, going to have to go with your group here -- green inner with striped outer border. It gives some punch and really makes the quilt sing. The others tend to be "blah". FWIW

Lea said...

Oh, How sweet colors..
I like strip border with pink outer border. :-)
This quilt is adorable and your friend is very lucy to have you. :-)

Darlene said...

Cute turtles! I prefer the white inner border and the pink outer border. Keeps the focus on the turtles. I hope you share your final decision. :-)

Yvonne said...

Can't wait to see what you decided on. :) The turtles are so cute.

Nan said...

I'm way too late to vote, but I know whatever you decide will look wonderful! The turtles are so cute!

Perry said...

I don't see anything wrong with this quilt. And the young one won't know the difference either. I bet your turtle quilt ends up as an heirloom! It is cute, after all!