What to do with 3-D Petal Samples? A Dahlia Wall Hanging!

With another month gone by, I ended up once again with a little pile of petal samples from our Dimensional Flowers BOM Series, in addition to the other 3-D orphan flower samples I still have sitting around.

I certainly do not need more UFOs around here, so I decided to quickly put another little wall hanging together. I had a little quilted piece sitting around, too, that I had used to practice on my new sewing machine. Certainly not the best quilting ever, but still not worth throwing out either! And I recently saw a video on quilt binding where the quiltmaker simply tucked one end of the binding into the other end, so I thought I would try it out. This is what it looks like up close:

Hmmm… Needless to say, I don’t think I will be using that method in future. All in all, however, I can’t say I’m displeased with my little project. It’s far from perfect, but you know the saying: “Finished is better than perfect!”

Have you ever been in this situation before, where you have tried out a new method you haven’t liked in the end? What do you do? Rip it out, or let it be?

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  1. Diane
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Angie, if you do a blind whip stitch by hand on that “tucked in” binding end it will look more like a regular bias seam. I have used this method many times. Give it a try and see what you think.

    • Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:47 am | Permalink

      Thanks for the tip, Diane. I’m going to try it and see what I think. What would the advantage be to this method over joining the ends before attaching to the quilt?

  2. Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    I think it looks good. I love the flowers and the colors you used.

  3. Mimi
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    To be honest, if I don’t like something I make, it is taken apart (if possible). I don’t like for something to ‘nag’ at me afterwards.

  4. Adri
    Posted October 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I usually leave it in, cause it is a good learning curve for me, and something to compare other’s too. I love using other methods, or a combination of them. Love the flowers by the way.

  5. Posted October 8, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I love the dimensional flowers.
    I usually leave it in, since all my work is either lopsided or messed up;)