Last week I mentioned that I was struggling with the Contrary Husband block in the Votes For Women project. First I cut all the diamond angles backwards. Ugh.
I recut all the diamonds and tried to sew them together.
After bragging about "mastering" the set-in seams for block # 29, I got a quick reality check - this block was not even close to being workable!
A big thanks to Leslie for sharing a link to modified piecing directions. Why didn't I think of that?!? If you didn't think of it either and want to try block #33, click here to go to American Homestead's directions.
Kuddos to Janet who recognized (in her comment on my Votes for Women post last week) that I had purchased a charm pack of Barbara Brackman's Metropolitan Fair .
I used one of the charm squares for the center of this block. Yum! I think I also might need to get more of the paisleys...double yum!
So, here is my successful version (finally!) of block #33.
Good for you for not giving up! The block looks great and I love the fabric.
Great job and good for you for not giving up. I cut mine wrong... and was too lazy to fix it so mine are backwards! Oh well, it's done and my quilt will be unique.
The block looks just gorgeous and go,less to finish!
Nice finish on the block. I would have done the same as you and modified the block for piecing. Much easier and the same look.
I'm all for modifying blocks with set-in seams! The finish looks great--and so much less stressful! : )
Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love those fabrics!
Hi, This is Ellen from American Homestead, thanks for sharing the link to my blog. I try to post a tutorial for the week's Grandmother's Choice block every Sunday. I am a quilter that says,"Why? to y-seams" and I try to come up with ways to not sew together bias edges of triangles by substituting half square triangles when I can. I am also doing a tutorial for the monthly Dixie Diary, usually the Monday after it is released. Please feel free to follow my blog: http://americanhomestead.blogspot.com or find me on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/americanhomesteaddesign Thanks again!
The block looks great. Thanks for sharing the link for alternate piecing instructions. I backed off these blocks because I got so frustrated with the piecing.
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