I’m not proud to say that I am the Queen of Ripping. I’ll get started on a quilt and just go with the flow. Sometimes, the result is awesome. Other times, not so much!
I was working on a pumpkin quilt this week. It was very abstract and my client wanted gold lines to make it look more pumpkin-like. I added some abstract lines and it looked okay. But it bothered me that my lines did not meet at the pumpkin stem and it looked a little wrong. This problem could have been avoided if I’d (1) actually looked at a pumpkin photo beforehand or (2) if I’d sketched out my design (using a piece of plexiglass or see-through vinyl) and actually seen what it would look like on the pumpkin.
I hope I learned my lesson. Three minutes of planning can save three hours of ripping. Here are the before and after pictures of the pumpkin.