Saturday, March 17, 2012

Third Time is a Charm

The day I have 2 posts in 30 minutes...
I have finally started my Stitch Tease quilt. My theme is Words and I have decided my first word will be Garden. I know I have already posted about this but I have to show you the evolution of this block...
First version:
I was so proud of this block and posted it to Flickr and told Amy Friend that I used her pattern. She was so sweet, but kindly pointed out that I had made an error and that bottom part of the watering can is actually supposed to be the background fabric. 


So I run upstairs to pick it apart and "fix" it, post it to Flickr again, this time adding it to Amy's Flickr site. Amy writes back 
"Goodness, I wish I had noticed this when I pointed out the bottom...the little corners on the bottom of both side are supposed to be background color too in order to shape the bottom of the watering can!

During Quiet Time (Amy) said:
I fear you won't be happy with me for pointing something out for the second time! I wish I noticed it the first time but it took fixing the mistake for me to notice! I like the Echo for the fabric choice a lot!"

Ok, back to get out the seam ripper, but I think I finally got it right this time.

Now I am going to work on her next pattern, the gardening gloves. This will be a fun one and I think I will pay more attention to the photo and instructions this time.
Both patterns are available in Amy's Etsy stop.

13 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

I liked the taller version, kind of a coffee-pot can!

quilt happy said...

those are beautiful

Tiara said...

Wha great blocks and such a great use for echo fabric. Mine is still waiting in a stack until I found a good use for the collection.

Annabella said...

Oh Di, both my mum and I have been tickled pink by this post...I have a vision of you running up and down stairs to speeded up music only to get the news twice from Amy! Beautiful blocks long or short, flat bottomed or curved!

Leanne said...

You are so patient, I probably would have left the oversized can. I love the blocks you are making.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh dear, who knew a watering can could be so challenging! Looks great though :o)

susan said...

Go and set the bar really high with the first block, why don't you!! ;-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The first one would hold more water!! At least it's perfect now and looks brilliant :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Good for you! Don't know whether I would have unpicked all that! Love the gardening gloves too!! Maybe some of your blocks could tulips from the FW book? It is such a pretty block!

Lesley said...

Your watering can is scrumptious and well worth the "fixes"!
Good for you!

Cindy said...

I really like the patterns you're using. Thanks for introducing me to Amy!

This is going to be so super duper pretty when it's done! I love the idea of a gardening theme.

tusen said...

I actually thought you modified the pattern on purpose - it looks good in this taller version too. Lovely choice of fabrics.

Jennifer said...

those blocks are going to look amazing! what a great idea, both the stitch tease and your blocks.. can't wait to see how these come out! enjoy