I’m trusting my gut here

In a number of quilts that I make I start second guessing my ideas in the middle of the piecing. I’ve learned sometimes it’s best to make changes that will improve the overall quilt and other times to just keep going and trust that the quilt will turn out like I want it to by the time it’s assembled, quilted and bound. The Twisted 9 Patch quilt was one of those that I kept going in spite of some doubts¬†and this simple Rail Fence is another. When I tossed the first few blocks up – I was nervous but it’s coming together and with the addition of the borders and some quilting, I’m sure I’ll end up being happy with it.



23 Responses to “I’m trusting my gut here”

  • Sharon M.:

    That looks nice! Kind of fall-ish. I notice your sweet little dog likes to be included in the picture. My little white cat is in so many pictures I took of my quilts. I’d hang them up in the dining room doorway to document them when they were done, and from wherever she was, she made her way to the front of the quilt, alot of times looking up at it as if to judge its appearance. My quilting buddy – I lost her in April at 17 years old.

  • grace thorne:

    really nice, mary; looks sort of like one in ‘CITY QUILTS” a book i borrowed from the library, was that your inspiration or your original idea? really nice….

  • Lori in Tucson:

    Oh, I really like this one!! Looks like Chesty also approves. Isn’t amazing how our fur babies stay close when we’re working on our projects?

  • Linda in NE:

    That quilt is saying “Fall” to me too. How did you get Chesty to pose so nicely in front of it? He looks so regal.

  • I always second guess my designs. I figure it’s just part of my process.

  • Becky:

    I like this quilt design… are the directions for this one on your webste?

  • I really like it, Mary. Simple yet cheerful. And it would equally enjoyed by a guy or a woman. I love homespuns.

  • I like it, looks like licorice allsorts!

  • Denise in pa:

    I like it! And I love the photo of Chesty in front!

  • I like it and I think Chesty approves too. Or he’s tired of you staring at the quilt and ignoring you!

  • Audrey K:

    I am making this pattern right now and I like the way it is turning out. Thanks for the pattern.

  • I love it. The gold really sets it off. Yep, Chesty looks like he approves too. I’ve missed you — glad to have my internet back!

  • Pat C in Washington:

    I like it – nice fall look to it that would be appreciated by a man or a woman. The black (or dark color) in offsetting the center strip sets it off nicely.

  • SaraF:

    The black rails really make this quilt a visual treat. Very nice!

  • I like the use of the checks and I agree with Jodie, it does remind me of licorice allsorts.

  • Sheila:

    It looks great, and I’m always a sucker for a plaid quilt!! I like that this pattern can look so different if the dark strips are on the outside or the inside.

  • What a nice masculine quilt. It looks like it will quilt up beautifully. Some of my favorite quilts when they are finished make me wonder in the middle. I think you gut is trustworthy.

  • I really like this quilt. The colors are fantastic. Hugs

  • Teresa:

    I am so ready for fall! This quilt says “bring it on.” I love it, Mary! Keep up the great work! What will you do with this one?

  • Darlis:

    I like this one Mary. Colors remind me of fall, which is my favorite season.

  • I really like the colors Mary, looks like your little dog likes it!

  • Flatlander (Linda):

    Don’t second guess yourself, Mary … this is a GREAT looking quilt. I love plaids/checks/paisleys … this is one really nice quilt!

  • Lorraine:

    It looks great! Love the colors! If you would arrange the same-color blocks in each row (every other block) both horizontally and vertically, it would look woven.

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