I started this Noah and Matilda sew-a-long because of the wonderful host, Dawn (Collector with a Needle). It is my first sew-a-long on Facebook (here). I am enjoying the process immensely. I am going slower than I would like, but as Dawn says, "it is not a race"! We would love company. Anyone want to join in? Dawn's patterns are concise (when you are clever enough to actually look at them before stitching!) and beautifully done.
I love this block so much I made it twice! Here is the first mess. I’m not sure what happened (can’t be the holiday stress, as I am actually very relaxed this year) but when I finished this one it just didn’t look right. I basted and started quilting it before I gasped “ick, I can’t live with this!” It looks like a big green and black blob. Kind of like one of those fantastic Japanese science fiction movies. I half expected an alien to pop out of that center!
So, I looked at the pattern again and said “oh, let’s start over”. Sheesh! Anyway, I love the new rendition. And, the old one will go in the orphan box for my next “pot luck” quilt. (I'm sure there will be other aliens in there too!)
I like this one much better! I am loving some of the antique fabrics I have found for this project.
The background on this one is an antique shirting c1880. It does have a little overprint around some of the motifs, but it is such a dream to work with. When you finger press a seam, it "stays" pressed. I wish they made fabrics like this today. The black, brown & yellow neon in this is an antique as well.
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