Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stash from the Past

I was cleaning up my sewing room this week after a flurry of costume and curtain  making last week.  I came across a bag of blocks that I had made two years ago.  

I had put it away because I sewed all the blocks backwards from what the pattern said.  I didn't have the heart to or the brain power continue, so I put it away.  This week when I came across the bag deep in my stash, I recalled why it was there, grimaced and pulled out a few blocks.  I knew it could go together somehow, just not the way the pattern layout indicated.   I just placed the blocks differently and it went together nicely. Easy Peasy.  

In the original pattern by Kim Shaefer, the pinwheels spin the other way.   So this is setting on my bed, and I'll make some setting triangles, sew the blocks together, add some borders, and voila, a scrappy quilt top is done.     


I really like how the blocks are nothing like what the pattern turns out to be.

8 comments:

Linda H said...

It looks great! Who cares which way they spin? No one will ever know it's different than what it was supposed to be, unless you tell them.. I think it looks just fine, whether spinning left or spinning right..

Anonymous said...

I agree with Linda - who cares which way they spin! This makes it an original. I love the scrappy look and can't wait to see it altogether. LB

Linda said...

I love it! A scrappy delight.

PS MacMillan said...

It looks great, BUT 2 yrs barely makes it a UFO in my world!!!

Donna Peters said...

It looks normal to a left hander!

Donna Peters said...

It looks perfectly normal to a left hander!

Kathy said...

Love the scrappiness as well as the backwardness!

Lee said...

I just saw a quilt in this pattern behind someone in a picture in the Christmas CQA magazine! I wouldn't even have noticed what it was if you hadn't just posted this. Timing is funny sometimes...