Which photo set looks right to you?
Despite an email conversation before I mailed the tops, completed paperwork in the box I sent and the simple fact that the backing for Watercolor Spring is from the same fabric line (Morning Mist by Hoffman) as the majority of the quilt top the backings got mixed up.
It's been a few weeks now and I wish I could say I was over this, but I can't. These quilts have been out of the box 3 times... the day they came, on Easter when I showed them to my Mom and today to take these pictures.
I'm not posting this to beat up on my LAQ. She made a mistake. Not one that I can understand, but still a mistake. Unfortunately, her reaction to this has made it worse. I did negotiate a refund but it was very uncomfortable and I am left feeling like I'm in the wrong for being too "picky".
I'm posting this for two reasons. I am usually good at trusting my instincts. She and I had some communication issues with the last quilts I sent in November. Things were totally different since I had last used her before my 3 year quilting hiatus. I thought maybe it was just a one time thing or a year end crush on her part so I wanted to give her another chance.
I asked more questions up front about her workload and her experience with string quilts and how I wanted a very light batting with the flannel. Then I heard nothing as her "couple of weeks" came and went and had to email to check on status. A curt reply that I'm in line and she is busy didn't tell me anything new. I came SO close to asking her to send them back unquilted.
I'm just as sad about this today as I was the day I got them. But I've got to make a decision and move forward. The thought of ripping out 2 lap quilts is overwhelming... but I'm not loving having a flannel backing on a spring top. And, Shabby Strings is so bulky because she used regular batting that it feels more like a comforter than a cuddle quilt. Neither backing looks right on either quilt.
Trust your instincts is Lesson #1. Lesson #2 is open for discussion. Are you "picky" about your backings? Am I crazy for wanting to rip the quilting out? What would you do?