Monday, November 07, 2016

Design Wall Monday

One of my projects that I would like to finish by the end of the year is the Scrap Dance Tango. I started this quilt in February and finished 12 blocks. Then I decided I wanted to make it bigger and needed 20 blocks (4 blocks across and 5 blocks down). Here are the blocks on the design wall. The bottom blocks are only partially finished and I need the components to make one more complete block. It's so close to becoming a quilt top!

This is such a wonderful scrappy project and there are hundreds of fabrics in these blocks. But every once in a while I come across a block I just have to fix. When I am trying to sew random scrappy blocks how is that these two fabrics ended up right beside each other?!? I remind myself that "random" does not mean evenly spaced. However, I really can't leave it like that! The seam ripper is ready to separate them!
I am linking this post to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

21 comments:

  1. Oh I would just leave it. It is scrappy . I am happy with the finished product. Do what makes you feel happy

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  2. This quilt is amazing, and wow, so many pieces. I'm sure that side-by-side piece wouldn't even be noticed in the final quilt, but I totally get that you have to rip it. I'd do the same thing because once I saw it, it would bug me. :O)

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  3. I had just about forgotten about this one ! So close ! :)

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  4. I know that you'll change those fabrics, I think it would bug me, too, but I don't think that particular fabric will be too noticeable really.

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  5. That is looking really great!! I wouldn't worry about those two patches, but I understand sometimes you just gotta fix something. Thanks for the link back!

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  6. I love to leave those kinds of blocks. My ornery side giggles a bit because I know a couple people that this drives crazy. LOL Now I will add your name to the list. ;) My daughter can spot the one block from a mile away.
    Love this quilt. I do believe you will meet your goal of a finished top before too long.

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  7. Love this quilt in all its scrappiness! You're making great progress! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  8. Oh so by correcting what you think is a mistake, you have the starting point for the last block you are missing. Love the layout, the blocks seem to sparkle on the design wall.

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  9. My Scrap Dance Tango is sewn together, but sitting here waiting while I try to decide whether to add a border or not. And I made way too many HST so I have lots of extra parts to use some day. And I understand your desire to separate the same fabric next to each other because I do that too, but I'm not always successful. Everyone is right. Most people will never notice.

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  10. LOVE this!! A gorgeous scrap creation.
    I am one that arranges and rearranges to separate "like" fabrics, but I have to say--I would leave that be. It is a busy quilt and those are not bright fuschia. It will NOT be noticeable. But I know you have probably done it by now. : )

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  11. This is gorgeous! So many tiny bits and pieces and scrappy goodness.

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  12. It's insult enough they are in the same block but then they have to touch?

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  13. I love this project! It’s perfectly gorgeous and scrappy. You’re so close to it being finished!

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  14. Wow! What a great scrappy quilt. My eye would go straight to that block, too. Especially once I saw the two pieces next to each other. No one else would notice, though. You are almost finished! Woohoo!!

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  15. Love the scrappy look, almost there !!

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  16. Maybe when I've finally sorted my scraps, I'll try a few of these. Congrats on your near finish.

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  17. It is inevitable that like pieces are going to end up next to each other. That's why you have to examine the blocks like the dickens. Last year I was making a scrap quilt for a old bachelor fellow I know. When I got looking closely at the blocks and there was a woman's torso (a dressform) in an obvious place in the quilt. I felt uncomfortable about that and finally replaced it with another fabric square. Silly, I know.

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  18. Love scrappy blocks and quilt doll or bed size....Look forward to your finish...you are almost there!!!

    I am new to your fun blog, Kathy and will visit you again!!

    Carolyn

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  19. They barely touch. Pretty scrappy-ness happening on your wall.

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  20. Such a fun scrap quilt. Hopefully the time with the seam ripper was really short.

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