Sunday, May 26, 2013

QMC Part 4 #1

For this last part, I wanted to work on the pieced block first, using fabrics from other blocks to get some kind of balance and also adding one reddish checked textured fabric to give the block some light. And when finished, I actually loved the block! Don't you ?



Unfortunately, put beside the other blocks, I realised that it wasn't fitting well with the rest of the quilt blocks. Look at the photo just below and you'll undestand what I mean.



So I decided to get rid of the  last surrounding row and the triangle corners of the row before last and stitched these rows again with other fabrics. That's what I got....



And I think that goes right with the overall harmony of the quilt... Do you also think I was right ?

 


One last block to make! The background fabric I will use for it is the same as the background fabric for the cat block.

Now I am wondering.... will I leave the quilt like this or will I add a large border all around ? For now I am tempted to add a very large border... So as soon as the quilt top is finished I will  go to my LQS to find the right fabric.

BTW, I hope you have enjoyed the London series posts. All the photos were taken between April 20th and April 29th 2013.

Have a nice Sunday,

Until later,

21 comments:

  1. The second option does look better. It's great when a small change gives the result you want. I like borders so I'd yes to adding one.

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  2. oh David love the blocks yes the second choice is better in mho !!!!
    adding a border will tie the quilt all together I think , have fun choosing just the right one!
    Kathie

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  3. waouh ! je comprends ton nouveau choix et je l'approuve à 300 % !
    Très sincèrement, j'adore tes couleurs, ton quilt va être de toute beauté...
    J'ai encore du job sur le QMC 2013 et je peux t'avouer, sans mentir, que je prends énormément de plaisir à assembler mes petits morceaux de tissus.
    Bon dimanche.
    Bisxxx

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  4. Great call on the change, I liked the first block and didnt think it needed changed untill you did. Tne London pics were fun to see makes me want to go. I also love the pea pod in you header, did you make it up or was it a pattern?

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    1. Hi Carmen,
      The peapod is a design by Maggie Bonanomi.

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  5. Yes, you were right. And I would go for a large border too.
    Enjoyed your London series very much!

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  6. Alors moi je préfère la première version de ton bloc piécé mais effectivement mis dans l'ensemble, le second va mieux.
    Quant à une bande de contour, je préfère laisser le mien ainsi et poser le biais mais je suis curieuse de voir ce que cela donnera si tu choisis cette option.
    En tout cas, bravo pour ce challenge de couleurs, tu l'as relevé avec brio :-)
    PS : j'adore ton bloc au panier, c'est mon préféré, tes choix d'imprimés me plaisent trop !! Tu me refais le même, rien que pour moi ;-) LOL :-)

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  7. Your amended block looks great, I think that the
    quilt will really suit a border.

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  8. Great second choice for your pieced block, although I agree with Natalie that the first block is more beautiful. But it doesn't work with the other blocks.

    Mine is going to have a larger border too :o)

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  9. Oh my..your blocks are beautiful.

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  10. This is beautiful fabrics selection.
    You has a wonderful sense. :)

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  11. Merci pour les photos de Londres. J'ai fini le top depuis 2 semaines et j'hésite aussi sur la finition. Je crois qu'une bordure serai mieux,mais laqu'elle? J'attend l'idée géniale!!!! Bonne journée Tine

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  12. Le choix des tissus pour le premier bloc donnait plus de perspective au bloc c est pourquoi je pense beaucoup le préfère mais ilets rai que l ensemble est plus juste pour le second , merci encore pour les photos de Londres j'ai bien aimées rendez-vous.. Pour la finition je ne me permettrai pas de donner mon avis , peut être faudrait il demander à votre fille à qui il est destiné...
    Belle journée, ici enfin sous le soleil
    Nadine

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  13. The second option does look much better,now it is perfect!!
    I love your fabric choice!

    Have a nice week, Evelyne

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  14. You took the right decision. It's going to be a beautiful quilt :-)

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  15. Your quilt top looks great, David! The change you've made works perfect :-)

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  16. Yep! The 2nd block is perfect - colors work much better, I think.
    Yes, enjoyed your London pics very much. Would love to go, one day.

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  17. The quilt is amazing and I love both squares, though second one goes so well with the other blocks. You have such great talent for quilting projects-I am sure you will dream up a perfect finish for this quilt too.
    Love your London postings!
    My favourite town, memories of visits to London, forever in my heart.
    Take care,
    Anette & Skruttan the cat

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  18. Tu as l’œil pour déceler les petites choses à améliorer, cela aboutit à un superbe top ! Effectivement le 1er bloc avait toutes les qualités, hormis celle d'aller avec les autres...
    En finition, moi aussi j'essaierais une large bordure !!
    Katell

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  19. Bravo pour ce nouveau bloc... oui le deuxième est beaucoup plus dans les tons du patch !!! T'es quand même courageux d'avoir recommencé !!! bizzz

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  20. Tout à fait d'accord avec ta "rectification" du bloc. Juste une bordure et tout est changé... Quant à la bordure, je mettrai moi aussi une bande assez large, je pense que cela mettra plus en valeur tes adorables blocs centraux. J'ai hâte de voir tout fini. Encore une merveille en perspective!

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