This weekend I was looking at a pile of quilt tops in my "to be quilted" pile. The pile isn't all that big, but it not only contains a couple of quilts that I think are good (eg worth quilting) but also a couple of stinkers. Like this one:
I made this top last summer/early fall. The idea was to put a bold figure against a pieced background. I fussed with it for weeks and finally admitted defeat. It was placed on the bottom of the pile and promptly forgotten.
Last week, I unearthed it. And reassessed it. Yup, it's still a stinker. But rather than put it back in the pile (or even better in the trash), I decided to cut it up into pieces and see if I could salvage it.
Those who know me know I love to cut things up. I thoroughly enjoyed the process. And this is what I ended up with. I think I saved it from it's date with the garbage can:
|Big Figure #10, 42" x 46"|