March 9, 2008

Oh No!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh no!!!!!!!! That is what I cried as I opened up the block to admire it after the last seam was sewn. This Civil War block is called Anxieties, and that is a great name for it! I had spent at least 3 hours on this block today(there are 67 pieces to this little 6" block!)only to see that I had made a bad mistake on it! The center square of the block was to be the floral fabric, not the red. As I was piecing I kept thinking it looked weird, but I would look at the book and decide that I was making it the correct way. Not! Live and learn I guess. I used the foundation paper piecing method which makes it much more difficult to take apart and resew. While I was making it I was also questioning my choice of fabrics. I still like the floral, but I think I would like a more solid looking red or maybe even blue that would show the pointed arrow looking patches a little better. If I liked the block even with it's color mess up I might just say "Oh I meant to do that!" and put it in the quilt anyway, but I don't. I won't be throwing this in the garbage, but it may get cut in half some day and used for another project.

I have two more Civil War blocks to show you though that turned out nice. The acid green and chrome yellow block is called Conscript Law and the red, white and blue one is called the Oath of Allegiance. I have a whopping four out of 121 block made so far. I hope I don't end up remaking more of these little beauties like I will with the Anxieties block!

9 comments:

Wilma L. said...

Hey!!!!! I am the first to comment!
Mar, when I first saw the block, I thought.......that's not ugly!!!! I had to look again to see what was wrong with it, and I actually kind of like it! Call me weird if you want to.....but I would put it in the quilt! At least hang on to it and you might decide to before the rest of the blocks are made! It might fit into the perfect spot!

Linda said...

I think it's lovely, we always need a humility block somewhere in our quilts.... Such pretty fabrics, but oh my, 67 pieces..... Think I may leave that one alone for a while.

Kathie said...

Oh I made a mistake on my CW block yesterday too, but I am leaving it!
if you really want to change to the floral center why not applique the square on top of this block I wouldn't do it over!
LOOKS great, I love the green and chrome yellow block, great fabric choices :)
Kathie

lily boot said...

Ooooh that must have been a teeth gnashing moment! But the block looks wonderful - all those tiny points are fabulous - you've done a beautiful job. And I love the floral fabric. The fabric in your Oath of allegiance block is great - I particularly like the polka dots. Warm regards, Lily

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

I am with Kathie.... maybe applique the floral center over it? With 67 pieces....I would either leave it as is and use it or try the little applique "cheat". But your CW blocks are turning out so nice. Keep on piecing!

Libby said...

Maybe since it caused some anxiety of it's own . . . the block could get used as is anyway *s*

Lea said...

Marilyn,I love your "Mistaken" block.*S* It's very charming, I think....
Your other two blocks are beautiful also. These looks very "antique". Ahhh, I'm deeply in love with your chrome yellow with poison green block!!!

Marlene said...

The more I see of these CW blocks the more taken I am with them. All of the blocks you have made are lovely. I really like the bits of light in the middle of your two blocks at the bottom of your post. Your fabric choices are perfect.

The design of the Anxieties block is very interesting. There are so many different effects you could get by turning the pointed arrow blocks in various directions. Picture them all pointed in, or all pointed out, or outer ones pointing out and the inner ones pointing in etc. It's a great block! You could make it again with different fabrics and a slightly different twist and get an entirely different look.

Karen said...

I like the block with the floral background. And it sure does have a lot of pieces!