Saturday, September 21, 2013

My Inner Battle!

Batting update:  I've had no issues whatsoever with the batting.  Again, I think the loft could be a little thicker, but that would mean more weight and that is what I'm trying to eliminate.  The true test will be when I take the quilt of the machine to see how it hangs and feels.

My Inner battle!  

There's this thing that happens to me and I call it "my inner battle".  It happens, each time I do a quilting design on a quilt and when I walk away from it I don't love it and I instantly become cranky!

After this point, I was feeling "my inner battle" kick in.


I do like it, but am not overjoyed.  Can I do these quilting designs repetitively throughout the whole quilt???  No!  I won't enjoy the quilting process on this quilt and that bugs me, so a little change is needed.

This change:

This change:

This change:

This change:

Do I feel better now?  I think so and really who cares, it's my quilt with no pressures to impress anyone buy myself as long as I defeat "my inner battle"!!  

Oh...and it gives those of you out there some more quilting ideas for your Medallion quilts!

~Jenny~

24 comments:

Esther said...

Oh Jenny, I understand this completely! I battle like this all the time. I am not happy you have battles of your own, but I am glad to know I am not alone. I love the changes, but I loved it before too.

Auntie Pami said...

Can't decide, like them all

Judi said...

So like me. I hate everything I quilt until I pull it off the frames. ;-) Why do we do that? Crazy! It's gorgeous, so enjoy!

Frog Quilter said...

You need to tell that inner voice to SHUT UP as either design is GORGEOUS!!!! ! You are so talented!

LynCC said...

Hehe :) Can't help laughing at Frog Quilter's comment, as I also ADORE the first design. But you said the only thing that matters: It's YOUR quilt, so if it's not floating your boat, you need to change it up. :D Hope it's a happy quilt for you now - you sure deserve it. :D

Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

::thunking head on wall:: goodness gracious, what's not to love with ANY of them?

Gotta agree with Frog Quilters. Words of Wisdom for sure. :)

Leeanne said...

Love em both!! :-))

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I wish I had your imagination and talent for machine quilting....I love it!!

Leslie McNeil said...

I love your changes, and while I believe it's important to "pick my battles" so to speak, I so appreciate how you worked it out so it was to be a joy... And not a burden... In your quilting choices... At least that's how I look at it. Gorgeous and inspiring, thanks for sharing!

Scrapatches said...

You have created a truly lovely "quilting sampler" ... enjoy! :)

Karen said...

Thank you Jenny this is truly inspirational. Love the quilt and I think the inner battle paid off!

Mary said...

If only I could quilt like that! I envy your quilting process.

JulieQ said...

In a word...awesome!

jojo said...

I'm not getting the inner battle because if I could quilt on tenth as good as you I'd be Dancing not Battling. Guuuurl your quilts are magnificent. Seriously! Love your talent!

Vicki in MN said...

I think you should stop battling-it's gorgeous! And if you don't like it when you are done you can send it to me, LOL

Kim Johnson said...

I don't know what you're talking about! Your work and creativity is amazing!

Carol said...

Your quilting is so beautiful. After the first picture I thought "what is wrong with that it is so beautiful", then the next picture, oh wow, then oh wow again (you get the picture) I just love everything you do. Not only is your quilting beautiful, but the designs you choose are so perfect for your blocks. I guess you can tell I love your stye. You are so blessed!!

Lynn R said...

All of your quilting is wonderful!!
The wow's just keep growing as I look at your work. Just hope that someday I can quilt just a little bit like you. You are so talented!!

Becky Schultz said...

I ditto everything that has already been stated. I don't know if what I have is an "inner battle." I believe it would be called an out and out war because I am usually just totally confused as to what or how to quilt. I am so happy for this blog because you ALL are so inspiring to me when I see your interpretations for quilting the same project :D Keep up the great work!

Lorna McMahon said...

I am sort of confused.... What do you not like? All of those designs look beautiful!

Michelle Clubb said...

I thought your inner battle was the (inner) batting!

Your Quilting is fun creativity let loose, great ideas for our quilts. Thank you :)

On those ovals, do you do half and them complete the other half? Love it all.

treadlemusic said...

Feathers always calm and sooth!! Good choice(s)!! Inspiring as always!!!! Hugs.....

Wanda said...

Wow! If awesome quilter you has those "inner battles" then I don't feel bad at all. I love what you are doing with this quilt. I just don't think you could quilt something not pretty.

Lorette Cole said...

It is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.