Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Votes For Women Wednesday



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.

8 comments:

  1. Good for you for not giving up! The block looks great and I love the fabric.

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  2. 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.

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  3. The block looks just gorgeous and go,less to finish!

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  4. 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.

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  5. I'm all for modifying blocks with set-in seams! The finish looks great--and so much less stressful! : )

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  6. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love those fabrics!

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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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