Hideous Tarts

Tarts Come to Tea, April 2010
Tarts Come to Tea, April 2010

Ta Da!

The Tarts are ready to quilt. Don’t have a heart attack when you see the grey border. I know it is ugly fabric that does not coordinate with the bright cheerfulness of the rest of the quilt. It is a quilting border and will be removed or cut off after the quilting is done.

I worked on the last bit of applique’ over the weekend and sewed on the quilting border. Except for the basting, the Tarts are ready to quilt. I didn’t realize that this piece was acting like a creativity dam. It was stopping up my creative problem solving for other projects. As soon as I did the applique’ and put the border on, I felt like I could do anything. It was an awesome feeling.

Tea Kettle with Stars
Tea Kettle with Stars

I tried a number of slight variations in location for the stars, for about 2 minutes, and then I just appliqued them on. Mentally, I am done with the project and hope I can make it through the quilting.

Tea Kettle with Stars, detail
Tea Kettle with Stars, detail

I am pleased with the way the block looks.

Lesson: stop thinking and just do it!

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

8 thoughts on “Hideous Tarts”

  1. May I scold you for saying “Hideous”? I know what you mean about a project blocking progression on other projects too! I need to get that Unicorn quilt done and a pattern decided upon for my froo froo quilt!!! I also seem to be in your comment spam trap again. 😛

    1. Yes, I knew ‘hideous’ would get some attention. Your Unicorn quilt is gorgeous! Get to work!

      When you leave one word messages, I think my spam filter acts like one of those comic punishment hammers and send it to the spam trap.

    1. Thanks! I am glad you like them. I debated for a long time, then just finally threw caution to the wind and went for it. I just read an article in QA about reworking an old piece, which makes me think I can always take bits apart and rework it if necessary.

    1. Thanks, Vicki! My basting helper is helping someone else for the foreseeable future, so I may need to draft a helper so that the basting step doesn’t languish forever.

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