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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's Just Not Workin'

When I first started writing this blog, I told you I'd share my failures with you along with my successes. So here goes.

I started making these Sawtooth Stars with this cute widdle ducky print fabric to use as the foundation for a baby quilt.

I've had the fabric for some time waiting for inspiration. I haven't made a star motif in a baby quilt for quite a while so thought I would fussy cut the fabric as the center block for 6" stars.

Red and yellow would/should be perfect with the focus fabric, right?

But it's just not doin' it for me. Not sure why. While I've been constructing the star blocks, I've been trying to come up with a brilliant idea of how to put them together. So far, I've thought up . . . and discarded . . . a few lay-outs. Nuthin' is giving me the shot of adrenaline to charge ahead with sewing machine pedal to the metal.

So I think what this means is I need to scoot the seven blocks I have made over to a corner of my design wall and work on something else for the time being. Nope, I'm not going to call these little blocks a failure . . . they just need time to sit and mellow before they tell me how to proceed.


Diane said...

I make my blocks sit in the corner sometimes too.... but only because I love then and want the best for them :)

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Yep. We've just gotta keep the faith that they'll shape up!

beth said...

well, I like your blocks. I'm sure you'll figure out what you're going to do with them. I'm at a stand-still with one of my projects too.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Beth - Yup. No reason it should all flow without any hitches. I think we've all done some blocks or partial quilts and just about thrown them away but instead stuck them in a box and then months (or years!) later found them and knew just what to do with them. And even LIKED them!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Maybe you need to put a frame around the blocks, then do a sashing with a colorful square in the intersection of the sashings? Just brainstorming...

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Jenyfer - Great minds! I have been thinking about framing these little blocks. Thanks for the encouragement.

Anonymous said...

How about making a dark border/frame for your cute baby star blocks. It should then allow your colors to "pop"...I think.
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