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TGIFF - Good Fortune

Have you ever let a project get larger and larger (in your head) until it reaches "it can't be done" status?  No?  Just me?  Well, that was the remake of my Good Fortune pattern samples.

Good Fortune Kismet
Good Fortune in Kismet


Here is a version of one of the options of Good Fortune in my Kismet line for Island Batik from a few years ago.  I love how bright and cheerful it it!

Hamsa Hand Inside Corner Outside Point
Good Fortune Transcendental in Wool


Here is another version of Good Fortune, done in wool fabrics and edge stitched in Auriful 12 wt.  I love how soft and pretty the pink and gray version is!

So why did I need to redo my samples?  Honestly - because I lost the samples above.  Argh.....I know!  I know!  How do you lose quilts?  Ok - so they are mini quilts - but still....I have NO idea, absolutely NO IDEA where they are.  But I do know that wherever they are, they are together because I very clearly remember stacking them together.  And then....nothing.

Bits and pieces line

So along comes a new blog hop for quilty pal Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting to celebrate the launch of her new Bits and Pieces fabric line.  I know - it is soooo yummy!  So...I bit the bullet and remade not one, not two but all three projects from Good Fortune!  And yes, thank goodness they are done!

Lotus Hamsa
Lotus Hamsa


While I had dreaded making the samples again, and kept putting them off, I'm really glad I did them for this line.  Sherry's line is perfect for them - bright, lively prints that provide great contrast! 


Transcendental Hamsa
Transcendental Hamsa


And I took a slightly different approach this time to make things a bit easier - and faster!  Instead of edge stitching around every single shape with contrasting threads (which is super fun and eye catching - but oh so time consuming!), I fused the entire project.


Persian Hamsa
Persian Hamsa


All of those raw edges don't HAVE to be edge stitched, especially if they are going to be sweet little wall hangings.  So I knew I was fine taking a different approach.  Instead, I used one of my current favorite quilting methods - matchstick quilting.  

But...I was out of my favorite thread - a soft yellow variegated Aurifil thread.  So I used the next best thing - a soft variegated blue.  It blends nicely with the teals and greens, and the very light areas of the thread offer a soft highlight to the off white background.

But....I feel like the color was almost too much and dulled down the overall brightness of the project.  In person, in certain lights, it is practically perfect.  In other lights, the thread is more dominant.  If I had it to do over again, I'd try a different color thread for a less overwhelming effect.

Thank goodness, though - it's done!

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