Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Works in Progress



Here are all the Ruth McDowell sample blocks. The arrangement may be changed, and I'm only auditioning that center square. It was great fun to make these, challenging, but not impossible. The circle and the square are not appliqued, but actually set into the background piece. That was much easier than I would have thought. Some of those sharp curves in the upper left hand block were a bear, however, and they're not smooth enough to pass close scrutiny. Making a pattern of my own and keeping all the pieces straight is rather mind-bloggling. I'm not sure if I'll try it.

And this is the new border fabric for the exchange block quilt. It will require piecing, since JoAnn's didn't have enough, but I'm not concerned about that, I think, and I like it better than the original choice. Thanks for the input, everyone. You made me think about it more than I would have otherwise. That's what blogs are for, right?

6 comments:

Rian said...

I had a heck of a time trying to achieve RMc's piecing style. I do it like Caryl B-F and Katie P-M, where you overlap the pieces. Much easier.

What you've done looks good. Lovely colors.

dee said...

I, too, have Ruth's book but must admitt that you're now my hero. I got so flustered by it all that I finally sealed it up like a time capsule-for another generation to open and try. Yours look great. Now I must go bug Rian for these other methods she speaks of....cause I haven't got nearly enough stuff on the old plate!

Violette said...

Love the bold colors

Deb Geyer said...

I think it looks great! I'm going to have to get that book and try it. I'm sure I can fit another one of Ruth's books on my shelf!

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

Your blocks came out so nice! I love Ruth's books! Fall is my favorite time of year and makes me want to make something leafy!

Marisa said...

Looking forward to seeing the final product. Your blog has some very cool things here. Nice work!