Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another Mistake, (or an Opportunity for Creativity)

This is block 6 in the Quilt-a-Long from Crazy Mom Quilts. Her block is different because she made hers the correct way. See this, this is how she wanted the block to look. What you see below is my version. Now I could say that I am exercising creative juices here, or I could just tell the truth and say that I screwed up the directions again. So out of 6 blocks so far, I have made 4 right and 2 wrong, but I am not going to rip it apart. No one will know but me and all the rest of the bloggers doing this Quilt-a-Long, and you, so please don't tell.

Bonnie has posted the final step in the Orange Crush Mystery Quilt. I have one of mine partially laid out on the design wall. I am still not too sure about these quilts. I may not do the scrappy borders. I may take the lazy way out and just add a resting strip and a non-pieced border. That option is sounding better by the minute.

This is the baby quilt that I mentioned in my last post. I like how the inside turned out. It is a package of charm squares from Moda's Simplicity. The border is from my stash. I may pull it off and buy some of Simplicity yardage instead to finish the quilt. It is OK this way, but I think it could be a lot better. Can you tell that I am not liking anything today?

I am heading out in the morning with a couple of girlfriends for a weekend in Prescott, AZ, away from the heat. Maybe that will make me less grumpy. There is a quilt show there this weekend, although we are just going to get away from the DHs and DDs and DSs. I will try to remember to take some pics along the way. We will see if we make it to the quilt show.

Now I am off to DS baseball game.



Amanda said...

I like your star block just as much as the 'correct' version. I'm not sure about the final OC either - rather too busy and bright for me - and the spinning stars get lost. I'm going to be playing with making two separate quilts and putting in some plainer blocks.

Annemariesquilt said...

Hi I have been visiting your blogg today via Quiltinggallery. I have just submited today so i thought it would be fun to see who joined there togehter with me.
I realy loved the way you have made the block and it will be fun to see how this quilt turns out!
Take care and I wish you happy quilting...

Becky said...

I found you today by way of Quilt Gallery. I love your quilts. It's also nice to see that other's have creative opportunities. Sometimes I think I'm the only one that does stuff like that.

Christine said...

I really like the quilt you made from Moda's Simplicity. It is one of my favourite fabric ranges at the moment. Hope you enjoy your weekend away. Happy stitching.

Guðrún said...

Hello, I am new here. I found you on Quiltinggallery. I love your work you make beautiful quilts. I hope you will leave the grumpy feelings behind when you turn back home.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Where are your OC step 5's? Mine aren't finished yet, next week after our current company leaves. I like the zig-zag border idea someone mentioned & I think I want to set my blocks on the straight.

Julie said...

Wonderful baby quilt - someone will just love it.
I like your brights in the OC - very different from others - and fun!

Julie in Oregon

amandajean said...

the simplicity quilt is fabulous...I really like the stacked coins look a lot! I think that may be one of my next quilts.