Thursday, March 12, 2009

The fabric makes all the difference

It took a little while for me to realize that it wasn't the red outside triangles that I didn't like in the picture I posted a little over a week ago. I liked the red - I just didn't like the fabrics that I dug out of my stash to use. So Tuesday I went shopping- I mentioned that yesterday. Today I cut red triangles from the new fabrics and pinned them onto the design wall. What a difference! This quilt now sings to me just as I imagined it would. It took the correct red fabrics to make the difference.

Now I'm so eager to prep the last four applique blocks, get them stitched, and sew part of this top together.

14 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is GORGEOUS! Your right it sings!

Jeanette said...

Amazing! It looks so gorgeous. Cant' wait to see it finished.

swooze said...

The red is wonderful! I am glad to see you back posting...and so volumonusly! LOL! Everything is looking great!

Tazzie said...

It's just perfect now Patti, I love it. And I have to say - I'm so thrilled you're back blogging again - I missed you so much while you were away!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Kathie said...

your right the right color/fabric makes the quilt for me too, thats why we need to sometimes buy the right pieces for our current project
Seeing these blocks on your wall makes me want to make this quilt
I have always loved this one.. YOurs is looking wonderful....
I may have to pull out the pattern and start!
I am in between projects...
LOL
can't find what I want to work on to tell you the truth!
Kathie

Crispy said...

Oh I'm so glad you stuck with the reds and these reds are perfect!! It's going to be so pretty when you get it done.

Crispy

The Calico Cat said...

red is right...

Libby said...

Yep - it's singing . . . . and it's singing my kinda song *s*

MJinMichigan said...

The new reds look so much better than the old ones. I'm glad you decided to stick with your original color plan. I have the pattern and you are tempting me to get started on it. I'm so glad you are back to blogging.

Carole said...

OMG Patti, you've been busy! I just love, love love all of those quilts you've been working on! Absolutly gorgeous! Wow... I need to get sewing! Cheers!

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, you are so right, it looks very special now.

Carol E. Loessel said...

This project looks great with the red you have added! Good choice! Can't wait to see it when you have the final blocks done! :)
You are inspiring with all you are accomplishing! Thanks!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, you have such beautiful quilts on your blog! You are impressive.

Cascade Lily said...

Oh wow Patti - you are SO right! WOnderful new reds!