02 March 2012

Hertford County Cub Quilt Done

I'm a little bit, let's say, particular.

funny pictures of cats with captions

So the quilt I've been trying to finish off this past week has got me feeling a bit stressed.

At first, I tried to do the right thing. I pulled stitches, I remeasured. My seam ripper got a work-out.

The I gave up being picky, & decided I could make a few adjustments & make things line up properly.

I developed a case of Quilter's Tourettes,

but I finished the top.

Hertford County Cub Quilt 1

I wasn't thrilled with it, so I sat it aside for a while :( Trying to finish up UFO's before starting anymore, so I pulled this out last week & started on the quilting & binding. Well, it's finished. It's a disaster, but it IS finished.
This is a simple pattern, using basic techniques. I ought to be able to do this, no worries. However, this is the 3rd (!) time I've tried to make it. The first 2 attempts ended up in the trash halfway through. I began to wonder if the Universe was trying to teach me something. And this is what I came up with :

Sometimes, no matter how precisely we plan or how hard we try, things don't always fit together the way they should. But if we push on through to the end, we may just end up with something functional. It might not be perfect, it might not even be pretty, but it will warm someone's life just the same.


Linking this up to Richard Quilts Link A Finish Friday & Such A Sew & Sew A Stitch In Time: March Finishes Linky Party.

March Finishes


  1. I know you're going to beat yourself up anyways but I LOVE IT! Also, I don't think you should put a mouth on it, he looks really cute without one!

    Congrats for finishing it up! WooHoo!!

  2. I think your quilt looks perfect and so cute! Great job!
    Quilting by the River

  3. I think it is great! No one but you will ever know it isn't perfect.

  4. Oh, my goodness! That is SUCH a cute quilt! I don't see one thing wrong with it! I love the colors and you did a beautiful job! Congratulations on a really wonderful finish and thank you so much for linking up.

    xo -E