Love Entwined has a mind of it's own. I made other plans, but my Love Entwined wants to be a patchwork style scrappy. I resisted this at first, but not for long. Nothing I did worked, even though I had thought out at least 3 excellent colour ways, each one as lovely as the next. But it wasn't to be. I've been rejecting all those lovely new fabrics for a patchwork style of assorted lights and darks and, against my initial decision not to, I'm now firmly following my feelings with this quilt. I really don't know how I thought I could resist in the first place because, honestly, this quilt has a mind of its own! So my original colour scheme issue was resolved, but then came the red dilemma.
Every time I selected fabrics to use, I kept sneaking in red fabrics...and it just didn't work. It was too red for the patchwork style LE I was making, and not red enough for a red quilt. So I was left with no other option:
I am now making two Love Entwined quilts at once
One in a patchwork style scrappy and one in red and white.
Although it's double the work, I feel relieved because I was sick and tired of chopping and changing all my ideas over and over again and of being so undecided all the time. Making two quilts is a resolution and now I can be free to follow my instincts and just get on with making them. I feel like the patchwork style version is a nod to the 1790's era. Oddly, even though it isn't particularly Georgian in my opinion, I do feel that it's right as a homage to the original quilter whereas the red and white is more my own personality.
and I'm loving each of them in their own way. Now that the colour scheme has been resolved (or doubled?! depending on how you look at it) I'm enjoying each of them in their own specialness and have even started on my red compass. It's going fine, I won't have to make 3 of these compasses, I think that was just me warming up to the quilt ahead!
Thank you to everyone who is posting their own Love Entwined progress over in the Group: it's an inspiration to see how you are making your own quilts, I love seeing what you are doing with the blocks each month.