In November I was inspired by @Breepickles on Instagram to play with the idea of a Swoon tree skirt. I fell in love nearly immediately, deciding to use the Folk Art Holiday fabric available in the shop.
Before I knew it, I had everything cut out, pieced and up on the design wall.
I will not lie. At this point I started to get concerned that A: all of the prints were very small scale with little variation between each part of the star and B: I disliked the multicolored partridge print in the center of the star, wishing I used a solid instead. I posted photos on IG, folks cheered me on and I plowed ahead. Mistake.
The top was done in no time (early December) so I tossed it onto the quilt frame, delusional that it would be done to give as a Christmas gift.
This is where I made my third mistake. I quilted like a maniac under pressure and made mistake after mistake. I lost my place in the pattern. I quilted twice in some places. I didn't have it loaded onto the frame properly and created wrinkles Wrinkles so big your finger tip can be lost in them. It was a total disaster.
I became angry and ripped it out of the frame when it was only half quilted. That is why you see it with the wadding flowing this way and that in the earlier photos. It's not trimmed, remains wonkily quilted and wrinkled.
Here is my question - what do I do with it? I have fallen out of love with it. I do not like the fabrics, the piecing, the quilting. Here are my options as I see it:
1. throw it out - this is becoming increasingly attractive as sewing/quilting is supposed to be FUN.
2. rip out the quilting and try again - it's only about 45x18 inches of quilting. That wouldn't be a disaster, but it would not be fun.
3. rip it all apart and fix the center of the star replacing the multicolored print with a solid - I'd nearly rather start again all together.
Any other suggestions? What would you do if this was your mistake of a quilt?