Ever have one of those quilts where you think it's going to be the greatest quilt only to have it be a disappointment?
Well, I have those times, too. My Daddy died last June and the members of my wonderful quilt guild all gave me a batik fat quarter as a comfort gift. I got enough pieces to make 2 large lap quilts. I planned on making one for me and one for my mom. I kept the yellow and orange pieces for my quilt and pulled out the blue, purple, and green pieces for hers. I saw this quilt pattern a quilter friend was making at a retreat and fell in love with it. It was so unique and I thought it would be great for Mom's quilt. Well, it just didn't seem to sparkle like my friend's quilt so I quilted it with blue thread instead of a neutral color, hoping to bring some life to it and it just didn't happen. Now Mom isn't really into quilt stuff so I'm sure she won't mind, but I'm using a different pattern for mine.