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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An alien - lol! I like the second one a lot better too. Good for you to know it needed to be remade.ReplyDelete
neat quilt - I like that patternReplyDelete
The second one works so much better. Good for you for remaking this block. Did you make the second version twice or are you using a QAYG method?ReplyDelete
The blocks are beautiful and that cheddar just sings! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I like the 2nd block better too. :)ReplyDelete
Oh, wow, the second block probably made the first one feel bad about itself, it is so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love your second block! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
you made a great recovery! Love the old fabrics. I've got lots of the 1800's reprints, and they all work great for doing this.ReplyDelete
No comparison between the two. They don't even look like cousins. Love the vintage fabrics.ReplyDelete
Oh no - Hate when that happens, but your new block is perfect.ReplyDelete
This will be (another) fabulous quilt Wendy!