Thursday, 10 January 2013

Wretched...


Wretched 

Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtʃɪd/

adjective (wretcheder, wretchedest)
  • of poor quality; very bad:
  • used to express anger or annoyance:
Oxford English Dictionary 

Yep I've named the crib quilt...or rather it has named itself...I don't do the quilt naming thing well and there is generally no sentiment attached, as evidenced by quilt tops being known by monikers such as The Quilt Whose Name I Don't Remember, The Never Ending Wagga, The Red Quilt...but this one is...Wretched.  Wretched it is and wretched it makes me feel...it is so not getting its outer pieced border...even with the borders on it isn't stable...the fabric seems to just give and stretch in every direction, it's like it has no grain and is 360 degrees of bias...might has well have made it out of jersey...the horror of the prospect of trying to deal with the outer pieced border is just beyond my endurance so I've made an executive decision to piff it...call it a design modification...it so isn't flat, it so isn't square and I so don't give a rats...after all it's for a technique workshop, a square of calico would have served the purpose...which if I'd thought of a square of calico earlier I would have cut one out and drew on the patchwork design!  But on the plus side it is the perfect size for my little camping table and I do so like the colour/fabric combination, just not the fabric behaviour.



Happy Stitching... 
 

10 comments:

shez said...

what a shame Annette as it looks fantastic.xx

Shay said...

It looks fabulous. I'm sorry you cant bend it to your will.

If you put it in the naughty corner for a while do you think it might be shamed into submission?

Kerry said...

Looks lovely to me, we'll sit up the back and no-one will notice our misbehaving tops!

Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks great to me. I am glad however that someone else names their quilts like me.....most of mine have secret names known only to me. LOL.

Fiona said...

what a pity.. .must be a male quilt top... just doesn't do what it is told... but I'm glad it will find a use... as it is very pretty
Hugz

Kris said...

Lol! Wretched! I love it! Sad to say that most quilters would know and understand this quilt name! I love that you started this quilt. I just would have gone with the calico.

marina said...

poor wretched! Unloved and maligned...
At least it will be of use when it is finished and then you may love it a little more.

Cheryl said...

It sure looks pretty from here, but I think most of us have quilts that we could borrow your name for! Glad it will have it spot however!

Mistea said...

It should at least fulfill its intended purpose. (and have good company if Kerry is to be believed!)

Enjoy your 'sew' break.

Christine M said...

Just look at the bright side. Next time you're camping you'll have the best looking table there!