I finally finished this snakes and ladders quilt I started about 12 months ago. It has been sitting in my WIP box as I just wasn't happy with how it looked. I finally got it out and finished it last week. I swear it looked better in my head when I was planning it!
The bad photo doesn't help. I think my trouble started when I was trying to use up some scraps of fabric, I really should have used quilting fabric for the squares instead of cheap cotton. My next mistake was the colours I used for the snakes and ladders. This is one time I should have listened to hubby and gone with bright fabric. The 3 bright ladders stand out so much better than the others. My final mistake was backing it with polar fleece. I really wasn't happy with the quilt top and didn't want to waste batting on it so I just used some polar fleece on the back and it really didn't work.
Despite all the mistakes, Mr. J loves it and that's the main thing. We've played it just about every day since I gave it to him. It's also doubled up as a lap quilt and a dolls blanket for Miss E. I guess it's actually been a bit of a hit! Funny how the kids just love something I am so unhappy with.
Have you ever made anything that didn't turn out as you had planned but was loved by others anyway?