After much agonizing, ripping, and yes, a few blue words that matched the quilt, Winterset is ready for the quilting machine. I'm extremely pleased with the way she turned out. The pinwheel border was a huge diversion from my first border thoughts. (My thoughts are usually borderline anyway!)
Forty-four pinwheels later, this quilt/wallhanging is trying to propel itself right off the bed and onto my long arm quilting machine. This is one of the few times when I know exactly what I'm going to quilt. Since I've been working on this for so long, I'd better know how to quilt it!
The flange, I love the blue check flange. That was an afternoon of ripping out and replacing....but I'm so glad I bit the bullet and made the changes.
Now I have to get serious about writing the directions. I'm off to a good start with the help from my PTD (pattern test dummy). I'm teaching this class in February at In Between Stitches, and I think the ladies that signed up for it would like to know just how much fabric they need to buy. Darned if I know! My calculator and I will be doing some serious bonding over the next few days.
The moral of this post is......if you don't like something.....change it! If it is something about a quilt or something about your life.....change it! Don't settle for mediocre.....make changes however large or small they may be, will make a difference in how you feel about yourself and life.