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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Pam's Challenge


PinkGreenBlock
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
Well, I knew I would be finishing my Peacock Block shortly (and it is complete now) so last Thursday, I decided to sew up a few more blocks.

After a number of phone interuptions while trying to sew, this is what I came up with.

I'm not at all happy with it and I was so frustrated that I gave up on sewing and put everything away.

I was actually going to trash this block but my husband suggested that I take it as a challenge and see what I could do with it. So that's what I will do!

The floral piece in the center is a cotton print of vintage postcards. I bought a yard of it thinking they would be great for CQing. Not so sure now.

The bright pink is a Brocade, the cranberry color fabric is crushed velvet and the green is a cotton print with metallic gold sparklies on it.

The pins are there because I kind of got backed into a corner on this block and didn't have a way out. I'll have to hand applique that patch down.

Ok, so join me in yet another CQ Journey as I attempt to take a less than mediocre block and make it into something pleasing to the eye!

2 comments:

The Mad Stitcher said...

Oh, Pam, I love this. And I'm glad to know that others *back themselves into corners*! This is my biggest fear in starting my quilt! Only I'm not sure I will be able to get out of it. I will be watching and learning. Thanks for sharing this.

Podkayne said...

Pam, I'll be watching what you do to improve this block in your eyes. Personally, I like the block. Isn't great that we can all see a different degree of beauty is something. I can even picture what I would put in the lower right corner of the postcard fabric to balance that corner out.

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