Sometimes even staged photography can't help... well it helps a little....
I had studied the Pinterest photo for days. It was the small piece I wanted to make for a friend who had lost her Mother-in-law recently. I picked out fabrics I loved -- that favored her home. I started working on it evenings after work a week ago-- coming down with that cold. Big Mistake, but I really had planned well,
When it came time to connect the blocks I couldn't assemble them. Things just didn't fit. I had no more fabric like this.
I even brought Don in on it. Finally we compromised and this is what we came up with:
" Mel, she can put a basket or a bowl of something in the middle. It'll be fine..."
I was disappointed It wasn't very pretty, but I wanted her to know how I hurt for her loss and so I plugged away. Maybe the piece will look better quilted. It wasn't until I was half way through quilting it that I looked under my sewing machine and found six missing blocks. Great.
It may not be the 'Blue Ribbon' piece I had hoped for, but I still want her to know how I feel. Her Mother-in-law passed away right after Christmas--Everyone's lives have gone back to normal...except theirs. Her family lost someone they really loved. I'm tying it up---With my own Blue Ribbon and giving it to her tomorrow....