Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sew, unpick & then make it anew!

A pretty quiet weekend here...cut out a skirt...tried to make a bib...busy rebirthing my last instalment of my BOM...felt it looked a little "flat" & lacking interest in comparison to the other blocks...it was fully done & then I changed the bias circles for ricrac...still not happy so I unpicked the whole thing(!)...spent LOTS of time playing...but I finally decided to go with a traditional block...all of the other blocks are traditional ones made with flair using pretty contemporary fabrics from Material Obsession
Dresden Plates have always been a favourite of mine...and I thought the sawtooth tips reflected the triangles used in the other circular blocks...I was going to segment the "spokes", but it looked too busy....I am still deciding if the centre fabric is the "right" one.What do you think? I even got around to laying all the blocks out on the floor...it has been a challenge at times, but I love the way that making it has given me the confidence to say...that block is nice, but not me, and change it to a block I prefer. Fun, fun, fun! Just some applique to do on some sashing strips & then for the final construction phase...so many strips...but it will look great! MO are about to do this BOM again...better be quick to get in this time!
DD has been working away steadily on her purchases at Darling Harbour. She has just finished her scarf...from Prints Charming...looks great...and is now trimming a pashmina with Liberty.
Frosty here this morning...
Cardygirl xx

13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

looks alright from here...........maybe one day i'll get mine done.........

Jackie said...

I really know what you mean about getting it just right. I love the dresden block and the center looks perfect. The red gives it just the right punch of color!

clare's craftroom said...

Wow I love the fabrics in your plate !

Maree: said...

Looks Great...I am way behind in this bom...but I don't think I am Alone..lol.Keep Going am looking forward to seeing all your blocks together...
cheers

Karen said...

Wonderful Dresden block! I just love that pattern.

Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds like a lovely productive weekend! We have had a few frosty mornings lately....time for hibernation!!

Bec said...

Your block looks lovely and cheery, can we see the rest???
Glad you had a lovely time at the craft show.

SandyN said...

Wow - just LOVE the dresden Block... great colours...


Sandy

Marls said...

That block looks great. Well done with you progress on the BOM.I am way behind and waiting for my sis to send me over the last few blocks. How about a sneak peek of you blocks laid out??

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks like you had a very productive weekend. All looks great.

Janice said...

Your final version of your block is gorgeous and I love the way the scarf has turned out. Clever ladies. It doesn't look like much from Darling Harbour will be added to the stash.

Deb said...

Love your plate - well worth the reverse stitching.

One for a wish.. said...

I've had the same thought with that spoked wheel block..have been debating doing a dresden plate instead so it's great to see , from you, what it would look like. I really like it!