What to do when there are divergent paths to take?
The silk quilt was supposed to be sent to a local longarmer late this spring, in order to be eligible for a LQS show this summer. Then along came the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year Quilt Challenge, with a deadline of March 21st. And then there was the delay of the additional black silk order needed to finish the quilt. What to do, what to do..
|The silk quilt when we last saw it|
Clearly, some decisions needed to be made and quickly - like yesterday.
Here's the new plan - cross your fingers this works!
#1. I decided not to add any of the 6 teal rows, but to end with the royal blue row on either side, as shown above, and add the planned black borders.
#2. In order to enter this as a finished piece for the Pantone Challenge, I would quilt it myself. Never quilted on silk before so this will be a learning experience.
#3. Then, I will make another silk quilt that will go to the longarmer for the LQS show entry. It may be similar to this one or not. That's a completely different set of decisions to make at a later date.
So, that brings us to today. I'll be continuing the machine quilting I started yesterday afternoon.
|Pinned and some straight line quilting started.|
It is an interesting path I'm heading down, just not sure exactly where I'm going to end up...