Thursday, May 18, 2017

Enticement

I often look for quilting books at my local library. Recently I brought home a copy of this book.

As I paged through the quilts, I was instantly drawn to this one.

I knew I had batiks in my stash, so I dug around until I found what I needed. I proceeded to make the blocks.

However... when I started cutting the blocks...

and laying out the first row, I realized I had made a BIG mistake! You see the pattern did not have many directions, and I assumed that the blocks were to be alternating. When in fact, the light blue was NOT to be set as above...

But all the block were to be set like this one, just alternating the light blue and the green.

Fortunately I did not cut all the blue blocks, and I had five that were uncut. I was able to rescue them and rework the blocks.But sadly I did not have any more of the light blue to make the additional three that I had already cut.

So the quilt will be smaller, but I think it's a striking pattern design anyway.





10 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I hate it when the directions aren't good. Glad you can rescue most of the blocks.

margaret said...

the disappearing nine patch is one of my favourite blocks looks so good

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Jocelyn,
I can honestly say I never thought of looking for quilting books at the library. What a great suggestion! I love your fabric choices and the layout. I look forward to seeing it complete and how you quilt it. ~smile~
Roseanne

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'm glad you were able to salvage most of it! It is striking quilt. =)

Shauna said...

So pretty, love your colors!!!

A Colorful World said...

It is very lovely! Nice "save."

Allie-oops Designs said...

I am TERRIBLE at following directions - and if they're not concise, it'll never get finished, lol! Glad you were able to salvage the blocks, it's a lovely quilt!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So happy you were able to rescue your blocks. Good directions or not, I have problems following along so I've been in your situation a few times. Pretty fabrics!

grammajudyb said...

Great job! Happens to all of us...thanks for sharing your "oops"

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

That is a nice layout! I'd have probably played around until (finally) I'd come up with something completely different. (But I'm silly that way.) Thank goodness you realized the problem before cutting the last of the blocks. Those batiks are stunning...can't wait to see the final quilt.