Sunday, April 20, 2008

Much better!

I moved around a few of the hourglass blocks and it made all the difference. I think this looks so much better, and I don't think I need to move anything else. I'm really glad I took the time to do this. I know I would have been bothered by the other every time I looked at the quilt. Doing so wasn't all that bad, actually. Though it would have been much easier if I'd done it when things first started to bother me - about three borders ago.

All my fabrics for this quilt were in a terrible jumble on my cutting table since I cut out nearly 30 stars without refolding anything. So I took the time to straighten up, refold, and set aside lights that I've not yet used for star backgrounds. Now I'm all set for making the last nine stars - after I fix something for us to eat. It's going to be easy so I can get back to sewing - hot dogs and canned soup. I'm blessed to have a husband who doesn't mind such things for dinner!

13 comments:

Jodie said...

It does look better! I must admit I don't know that I would have taken the time...... so good on you! And yes you are blessed with a hubby so easily satisfied.

Jodie

Rhondi said...

Your quilt is looking great Patti!
Happy quilting.
Rhondi

Judy said...

That was the perfect fix...makes all the pieces appear random, where before it looked like a splash of gold right there in one swath. Good for you ripping that apart, tedious, but worth it.

Gillian said...

Yes, that's the kind of thing that bugs me too.

I really like your solution to move the inner ones so you could leave the stars alone. Well Done! That's the sort of thing I often think of AFTER I've pulled out more than I had to.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I come in and see it all done...whew...I am exhausted just looking!! well done Patti, it's fabulous...and don't you just hate when you shoulda done something 3 borders ago-the story of my life! Tracey

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fantastic...dare I ask...any idea how you are going to quilt it? That's the bit that always trips me up...can't wait to see what you do next ;o)

Carol said...

You did a wonderful job spreading those out...tons of tedious work but well worth it. Your Fred is like my Andy...they are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful!!!!

Carolyn said...

I would never have thought to go back and move those blocks, I so admire you for doing it! I have to admit, this quilt is one of the prettiest I've seen in a long time. Amazing use of color, fabulous design. I can't wait to see it finished!

Linda_J said...

Like watching a quilt grow by looking at your blog. Back to the blocks you have been piecing soon, I'm guessing?

Carin said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is wonderful!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Your medallion looks marvellous I love it!