Saturday, October 7, 2017

What is Wrong With This Picture?

So here are the blocks I have made so far including the first two blocks to arrive in the mail from Mary Ann.  Thanks Mary Ann!!  You sewed all yours together correctly, whereas me?  Not so much.  Can you see the goof in this picture? I had it laid all out perfectly but managed to turn one square the wrong way.



I am loving this scrappy look!  I don't know if they will stay in this particular order.  Probably not.  As I get more blocks come in from my Stash Bees, I'll probably arrange and rearrange many times.  I am trying to use only fabrics from my stash so there are going to be some oldie moldies in there.   Here is the next block cut out and ready to sew together.

I'll show you a few that I've been auditioning.  The one with a black background I bought at a yard sale of a lady who was destashing.  Some of the fabrics I bought from her are over 20 years old!  I think this is one of them.  But I love it.  I'm going to put this marigold, orange and pink with it.  Some of you who like modern and clean might be going "Ewwww,  that's too busy!  Print on print?  Yuck!"  But there's something about it I really like.  I think this will be my next addition!


Here are a few more potential candidates . . .






Which ones do you like the best?


As I was taking pictures of these fabrics, I somehow turned the camera around and shot myself instead.  Sheesh!

Here's a better, not so grumpy looking me.

I am having a love affair with this particular color on my shirt.  Here's another place I spied this color.   LOVE it!  I didn't know what kind of flower this was and found out from Paige at Quilted Blooms it is called Celosia (or as Karen at Quilts, Etc. reminded me) also is called Cockscomb.


Hope you're having a creative day!

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20 comments:

  1. we always called that flower a cockscomb - I can't find any seeds though - I used to grow them in Idaho and haven't found the seeds I need to search! It took me forever to find your mistake!! I must have looked through the whole design 3 times before I found it - that must be why some of mine take me forever to spot - or someone reading the blog will tell me! Nice to see you!

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  2. I personally like the orange/pink on the black and I LOVE and use busy on busy all the time--being the scrappy person I am...that magenta is a great color--I am looking for some yarn in that colorway to knit myself a vest...hugs, Julierose

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  3. My grandmother always grew those! I wish I had some seeds from her plants! You blocks are very nice! At least the little blunder is on the outside! :) So not a whole lot of ripping!

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  4. That poor pink print did get turned. Maybe because, unlike all the other pairs you have shown, the contrast is poor due to both fabrics being too busy, so it got overlooked. All,the others are excellent pairs. I LOVE the black print with the yellow, super contrast and so cheerful. Keep up the good work!

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  5. You've got a great eye for colour combos. All of the potentials look great.

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  6. I like all these combos! The wilder, the better, when it comes to scrappy quilts :) You look great in magenta. It's a very flattering color and I wish I had more of it in my wardrobe, too!

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  7. Now we have a picture of you in mind when reading your blog-about time, hehehe! Sorry the blocks are giving you fits, but you are not alone in the ripping department. Although I have not sew anything for 2 weeks, assembling snowmen and knitting instead. So I haven't ripped quilting but I did rip knitting:(

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  8. That fix should be pretty easy to take care of. I am loving that teal and orange-red!!!! The pair with the yellow and the purple one are close runners up. But that teal one looks like something I would have picked out. 😀 This quilt is going to be deliciously scrappy! It reminds me of old quilts when they actually used scraps for everything.

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  9. You are really good at putting these fabrics together. I really like the second from the last...it's unpredictable.

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  10. Pretty blocks Janice! Your color combinations are spot on. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  11. For scrappy, I look mostly at value and contrast, and these all seem to work well, so I like them all. For scrappy, I don't think you need to consider if it looks modern or not. Scrappy is just, well, scrappy!

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  12. I say go Scrappy Happy! The scrappier the better. I'm loving all those color/fabric pulls. I think once the seams are pressed and it's all sewed together, it's going to be amazing and full of color. Good catch on your turned block, it takes me forever to catch it when I do something like that.

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  13. Love the old black fabric too. WOW!! Love your combos except the last one might be problematic. It's very matchy-match. Not sure if the contrast is high enough so you don't lose the pattern. I guess you'll have to construct it to see it. Enjoy! ;^)

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  14. I like all your fabric pairings, but warmer tones always draw me more. Interesting block. Cockscomb is popular here in SoCalif but I can kill it really fast :)

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  15. Good job matching those fabrics up! A favorite? I like them all? I'm very easy to please ;)!

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  16. I saw "what is wrong" with that picture but I think of it as a signature or a conscious design choice :-D
    Love ALL the bright fabrics but the hot pink that matches the blooms and your t-shirt is my favorite.

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  17. Took me a minute, but I found that little hick up. It's an easy fix. I like all your potential pairs. But that dark blue with the teal is my favorite.

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  18. You have some nice fabric combos going there. Even the one you think people will say eeeyewww that doesn't look right! I just read on another blog that if you like the fabric/color combination, then it IS right!!

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  20. We all have oooops moments, but some of us just own up more :-). You have some lovely fabric combinations there Janice, it’s going to be a wonderful quilt.

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