QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CROWS IN A ROW

Do you see a problem?  I didn't until I downloaded pictures onto the computer.  Then it jumped out at me.  Some of those pesky half square triangles turned themselves around when I wasn't looking.  I obviously was not paying attention when I made the top border section.  I obviously was not paying attention even when I was measuring it for backing or taking the picture.
Out came the seam ripper and I re-sewed the border.  I did not take a picture of the second version.  It was wrong too.  The middle of the row triangles that should face each other were not in the center of the border. Out came the seam ripper.  I only had to take out enough stitches to turn one triangle around this time.  Now it looks like this.
Much better.  The piece is 12 inches by 24 inches.  The pattern is from the Whimsicals book called "Bits and Pieces".  The pattern is "Crows In A Row".  I try to remember to put the designer and project name in each post.  I often get an e-mail asking where a pattern can be found.  This is made from stash.  The applique is wool.  The rest is cotton.  A fast project.

Time for breakfast.  Have a great day.
Karen

31 comments:

  1. Don't you just hate when that happens!! Thank goodness for seam rippers. Great project.

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  2. Crows in a Row are adorable. I hate it when I sew HSTs going the wrong way!!! Better to catch it now. :-)

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  3. Hmmmm?...I actually liked it better the first way. It looked a little more 'folky' that way.

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  4. It looks great either way *s*

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  5. It seems that when a ripper is involved at my house, more often than not there is a repeat performance. Why does that happen. I have sewn so many things together the wrong way a second time. So frustrating. Glad you got it right--I think this is a great piece!

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  6. what a darling block!...i also think the hs tri's going the wrong way add a bit of whimsy!
    either way, looks great!
    ~karen

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  7. I like it either way - very whimsy. It's an adorable finish.

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  8. Hi,

    Should the top right corner be different than the other three?

    I think it needs to be ripped out?

    Very cute quilt despite the reverse stitching.

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  9. I would say that I wouldn't have noticed but I probably would have noticed the first one. Second one ... not so much. Either way, it's a cute pattern!

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  10. I really like it! Very fun!

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  11. Great project - I love crows in a row! There's crow in my yard right now...
    I just might of left those HST's like it was planned...

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  12. Your seam ripper is your friend :-). You work on the cutest darn things.

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  13. Ohh, so frustrating! It looks great now though! I had to use those same exact crows on a big quilt I made a few years ago. They have such personality.:)

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  14. Hehe :) It looks a lot better spun the right way around - What a cool block.

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  15. It's a really cute block! Good thing it wasn't all quilted before you noticed the HSTs, but it would still be a cute block.

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  16. I love the way it finally turned out~lol. What an ordeal, but glad you fixed it~it looks amazing!

    Love your Uncle Sam in the header pic too!

    Tanya

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  17. It's so cute! Love it!
    Yeah, top right corner caught my eye, too... but I think it looks great this way!

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  18. Hey I have made that quilt. It's hanging in my sewing room. It was my first applique quilt and it came out HORRIBLE but I guess you can call it prim. I even quilted it myself and it is really poorly done. But I love it all the same. All of my points on my HSTs are chopped off. LOL I think I have improved a little since I made that quilt.

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  19. Sweet crow quilt dear friend, very sweet!

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  20. cute section!! I was so busy looking at the crow to notice the error

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  21. Loved how you showed we all get busy sometimes and make mistakes!! So many are afraid to be human.

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  22. We all do it. Good thing you had your trusty Jack the Ripper handy. I use Jack a lot! Love that section too.

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  23. Love this little mat...add crows to anything if you want a winner!! The background is interesting too...looks like mottled wool but you said the background was cotton. Did you dye it? VERY effective!!
    P

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  24. What a cute folksy mini-quilt. I always love the black birds.

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  25. You're lucky! Mine was quilted and bound when I discovered a HUGE mistake. I didn't see it until I took the picture. I'm glad you was a little easier fix.

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  26. You're lucky you caught it early in the game. With my luck the quilt would be quilted before I noticed it. It really is a lovely block.

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  27. a photo makes finding a sewing error easier. But sometimes--you just don't see them until the project is finished! Ahhh--creative license!

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  28. don't you hate that when those squares just have minds of their own? lol
    It really is interesting how a block looks once you get on the computer. You can see so much more detail. It is great.

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  29. Great project. I think my camera is one of my most valuable quilting tools. Sometimes I don't see things until I look at a photo of them.

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  30. Hahahaha - I think I might have liked it better with the backwards triangles!!! Shows your human - you superstitcher you! ;)

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