Sunday, 17 August 2014

"...finished is better than perfect"!

Last night I finally, finally completed the March block of the Benjamin Biggs Quilt.

Block 3 - ?Barbara Walters or Waiters, Emmitsburg, Maryland 1848
I have been working on this project since March, but I didn't begin with this block, but instead decided to start with February to audition my colour choice for the fabrics and then try and keep up with the each block of the month whilst also catching up. The plan was working well until I got to the March block. it has driven me up the wall. The stems have been unpicked so many times and the central wreath is still not circular and it's the third attempt! Some of the berries are not to my liking and I even had problems with a couple of the corner buds, but last I decided ENOUGH - "...finished is better than perfect". Unfortunately, though I think I will be revisiting this block to a least sort out the stem in the top right hand corner which looks too thick where is joins the central wreath.

Block 7 - Ann Winterrs, Emmitsburg 1848

This block went together so much easier, no unpicking whatsoever! I particularly like the blue fabric in the flowers which has been in my stash for some years. It always feels good to be able to finally use a piece of fabric which you bought just because...

Now on to August's block. Have a good stitching week.


5 comments:

  1. They are both beautiful Fiona - I do love the colours you have chosen! And I personally think the blocks are more appealing when they are not perfect :)

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    1. Hello, many thanks for your comment. As someone pointed out to me, not everything in nature is perfect, but I know I could have done a better job. I will make a couple of minor adjustments when I feel ready for it.

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  2. We can be our own worst critics - it looks pretty perfect to me! I love your blue and brown colours and the ' just because fabric'.

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    1. Hello Carole, many thanks for your kind words, but I know there are a couple of minor problems, one of which really does need fixing...!

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  3. For the life of me I just can’t see anything wrong with your blocks. I love your colors and perfect is not always the best look for some quilts.

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