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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Third Step

Well after a slight detour, I am ready to start the orange peel row.  I should have known better and checked my measurements but I didn't. So with 68 out of 80 petals already prepped and pinned I realized the template was too big and didn't fit on the squares. Grrrrrrr!!  So I undid all the basting, re-pressed, trimmed and basted again.  
But now that they are all redone I'm ready to go.  I'm still trying to decide on the center (as you can tell) but I'm happy with the petals.
Here's a darker blue in the center. I just feel like it needs color and so far nothing is speaking to me.
Just for grins I did one in B&W.  Some of these are pretty low contrast but I think that's what the pattern is going for.  Now it's time for some appliqué 😍.
Happy stitching,
Karen 

10 comments:

Diane said...

Oh wow, I'm so sorry you had to redo all of your petals. Mine worked fine but just barely. Hmmm. I do like your fabrics so far. It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Oh no--that could not have been fun! I always tell myself to make one test block before cutting or prepping the whole thing, but never actually do it, so I would have been in the same situation. I love what you have so far--very fun and colorful!

audrey said...

That's awful to have a re-do so early in your quilt. Glad it was a simple if time consuming fix. Good luck finding the perfect color for your center. I like the first better than the second, but it looks like you have several colors that might work. You'll figure it out eventually as the more you do, the less some will look 'right'.:)

Ruth said...

No, not fun at all, but will be worth it! It looks like a fun block!

Janan Doster said...

Don't you just hate it when you have to un-sew, re-do, re-pin!!
But it will be worth it. I like your fabric choices.

Mayleen said...

So sorry you had to remake all the petals. Its looking good! Which fabric did you decide for the center? I like the blue, probably because I prefer more contrast.

Juliann in WA said...

Oh dear! Is this a pattern error? I actually cut my blocks a bit larger and figured I would trim down. I only have 6 basted so far and will get started tonight.

CecileD said...

Oh my....I'm so sorry for the petals ! Not fun !
But be sure that your quilt will be gorgeous !

Belinda said...

This orange peel has me swooning!!!

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