Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It is all about the fabric

Now that my Lady of the Lake swap blocks are completed and ready to deliver, I pulled out a work in progress.  The antique quilt had sashing on each side of the block with one long sashing between the rows.  I just could not get the blocks to line up like they should.  So I looked at the blocks for a few days  and a light went off.  Cornerstones, nothing original here, but I would make them a nine patch.  My thoughts being pink and green and pick up the like backgrounds of the blocks.

So, of  to sewing I went.  I looked at the setting over and over, slept on it, and looked some more.  Something  just wasn''t right I kept saying to myself they overpower.  Well it was all in the fabric, Kathie has mentioned this several times on her blog.  So I took this photo and emailed it to my friend Betsy and asked for a truthful answer.  She said it is the cream. 

Carolina Lily 001 

Why didn't I think of this is beyond me, because I had used a similar effect before in this Toile Challenge quToile Challengeilt






So I made the changes and this is the result.  Thank you Betsy and Kathie

Carolina Lily 2

I am so much happier with the results.  I guess I just couldn't think out of frustration.  Does this ever happen to you?

This quilt is from the book "History Repeated" by Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle

Until next time.  And remember it is all about the fabric!



Deb said...

first this is another one of my favorite blocks. I love how your second rendition of the quilt turned out! this is why I love to quilt with other quilters their opinion counts and sometimes we just don`t see it.
It is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

Karen said...

The sashing with the 9 patch cornerstones is perfect for your blocks. I like the sashing colors too.

antique quilter said...

YUP its always about the fabrics
I LOVE this quilt and it has been on my list of quilts to make
don't you just love that book, I would love to make every quilt in that book!
btw love the pink and green :)