Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ok, replacement block finished, what do you think?

Well, here it is, what do you think? I am pleased with it, it is simple and in keeping with the other blocks. I think it fits much better than the large pot.
I was talking to the lady who owns Cherry Pie Quilt Patch, the store I'm doing the block of the month thru. She said last time they ran this BOM, 50% didn't like the pots (there's 2 of them in the quilt top), and 50% did.

Of course while I was there, I made a small purchase, (surprise, surprise! lol) All fat 1/10ths or fat 1/8ths

I thought the fabric on the left, (above) might be nice to embroider on. And then I found these 2, the nicest shade of pale blue! I'm not normally into blue, but these were delicious!

Carole ;D

9 comments:

Darlene said...

Carole, I think you have done a fantastic job on your replacement block. I love it. You have keep with the theme and now you have made the quilt a little more of your own creation. Well done

debbie said...

Ahh, I have the patterns for this quilt at home but it looks like so much more I don't know where to start.Did you do the embroidery in small pieces first or sew the borders on then embroider?

kiwicarole said...

Thanks Darlene!
Debbi, I was only able to pick up the first 4 blocks, will be able to pick up 2 more next month. I cut out all the pieces and then sewed them all together, and then traced the patterns and then I just get them out and do some stitching when I get time. So far I've completed block 1 and 3.
Carole ;D

Deb said...

Nice replacement idea Carole, as Darlene said you have stayed with the theme of the quilt and the main thing is YOU are happy with it.

Margaret said...

love the replacement block! like you say the size of the birdhouse is so much better.Canvases look interesting, started one of my found ones yesterday after spending the afternoon glued to YouTube tutorials eekk!

katelnorth said...

I agree - balance is much better than with the pot - pot itself is quite nice though - put a little border on, quilt it - it would make a nice little mini...

Nathalie Thompson said...

I liked the dimensions of the pot block, but I agree with you that the design looked "heavy". The bird house is very sweet- looks like an embroidered tea towel or pillow slip.

Your "found" hinged canvas is wonderful! I love the crackle! Intentional or age?

Linda said...

Ohhhh...those ARE delicious!

Linda said...

I like the new block...I've gone and looked at the past posts to catch up. The pot was a little heavy...tho I like it. Will there be more blocks?