Hat Trick, version #1

Schnibbles Hat Trick Version 1

Okay, this is version one.  I wanted to use my Dear Stella Va Bene Italian fabrics and you can see the problem in the “mushy” effect it has.  The reds pop out and you do see the blues, but the separate nine-patches get lost in the jumble.

Hat Trick Schnibble

I noticed that the original pattern also has a bit of a mushed-together look, but it looks a lot better than mine.

Hate the border on my quilt.  Some of it is my fault as the outer 2″ squares were supposed to be 2 by 2 1/2″ but I was listening to This American Life, and just started using the leftover squares from the quilt without paying attention.

This is where quilts become UFOs.  When you charge ahead and something doesn’t work out quite right, then enthusiasm for finishing it is lost.  Yep, yep.  I know it all too well.  Guess this little quilt will be added to the FAL list for this next quarter (which reminds me: I need to compile my list).