Monday, September 26, 2011

A little help needed from my friends...

Sometimes when I start making something, I get pained with uncertainty that I haven't picked the 'right' pattern or the 'right' fabric... I am currently experiencing that with my Children at Play Swoon quilt. I love the fabric. I love the Swoon pattern... but I am wondering if the two are the right match?

Please excuse the crinkles. This is my latest block... I am a little annoyed with the stripes. I couldn't get them to all match - and the perfectionist in me is a little frustrated. I don't know if I should keep going? I've made 5 out of 9 blocks. Perhaps I just shouldn't use the stripes and continue with the quilt? Or perhaps I should abort now, and make something else?

Here's my other 4 blocks just in case you've forgotten what they look like...

What do you think? What would you do?


  1. Love the tootsies xxx
    I think go with it, however, IF you're going to hate it in the end put this block aside and make another one - BUT - will the stripes show up 'that' much once alongside everything else and quilted?

  2. I'm having doubts about mine too. I've planned to use the stripes (orange and blue) in one of my blocks - and I'm leaving that one 'til last because the stripes are scaring me! I think I'm going to use my stripes as the centre and the little bits on the outside though.

    You've done 5 blocks, you may as well keep going now!

  3. I think you should keep going and see how this latest block fits in with all the others at the end. Then if you don't like against the others then you can make another block. I like them so far.

  4. I agree with the other comments too, keep going... put the stripey one aside and see how you feel when they are all done... I like the blocks you've done so far! I am pleased I am not the only one that second guesses myself!

  5. Dearest Lara you have done a splendid job getting that patch done and it's pretty good if you ask me. It will not bother you forever. Once the quilt is finished and on a bed it will just blend in. Honestly it's beautiful and patchwork isn't meant to be perfect although it looks pretty perfect to me.

    Sarah Red Gingham


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