I am sure you all have had crafting failures before right? Well, so have I lately. This is my Chinese lantern quilt all pieced together, waiting for the binding.
I am none too happy about it. For starters, it look like a big rainbow quilt. My original design was intended to be more subtle. I think in order to do this, I needed to make the laterns half the size with more light colors mixed in. I broke the cardinal rule of quilting (I just made that up) when I used only bright medium colors. I have watched Alex Anderson enough to know that I should always have a range of lights to darks in my color selection.
It is also too traditional for me. I really don't like things that are even blocks. I am much more into the Denyse Schmidt quilts.
Even the drated photos are blurry.
This is turning out to be quite a pessimistic post. My next small disaster was the red velvet cupcakes with cooked chocolate frosting that I made over the weekend. What a bloody mess. They are not even red.
All of our kitchen supplies are kind of pieced together yard sale things. So I am missing a few key measuring devices. Also, my bowl was not big enough to contain all that red velvetness and it went all over the walls when I turned on my hand mixer.
Even the frosting didn't bring me out of my crafting funk.