Sunday, March 18, 2007

The tale of two blocks - the right and wrong

This block is called C-2 "Streak of Lightning" I completed it last night. The inside diamond shaped are pieced but the two outside diamonds are appliqued on top when it is all stitched together. I used the Roxanne's glue to hold the two appliqued pieces in place instead of pins. It does work well. I had never used it before, although I had bought a small bottle of it not that long ago. After I finished it I brought it up to the scanner to be scanned, and -- I realized that I had appliqued the two top diamonds on facing in the wrong direction. So ---- I had to take them off, finding that the Roxanne's glue really did hold them on well. And I had to re-stitch them! I had a little wine spot on the muslin so I had to give it a little wash and iron after I finished it, so the edges are a little frayed -- and then I had to do it all again. So this block is a little worse for wear!

Posted by PicasaSo here it is finished today. This one is scanned in - rather than the photo. The scanned image is so much better than a photo. So I will email the photo to Eric so he can update my Virtual DJ.


Carole said...

A wine spot? Oh, a quilter after my own heart! You always hear about quilters and coffee or tea but never wine. lol I'm a wine lover myself. I can't judge the size of the diamonds but knowing the DJ quilt (which by the way I couldn't figure out what DJ, then I had a duh moment) it must be small. Looks good to me! Your blocks are turning out nice. I have no patience for a DJ. Happy quilting!

Shelina said...

It is a pretty block. It looked good either way you pointed the diamonds, but I can understand why you wanted to change it to the right way.

Belém said...

Cheers! Your quilt must be a happy quilt.
Your block looks wonderful but you had a huge work to make it. Step by step your DJ is growing and growing. So good to follow it!