11 May, 2009

Before And After


"Bali Dancing" ~ 68" X 85"

I've spent the last week getting these border pieces cut and attached to last year's batik version of these blocks-of-the-month. The setting was created in EQ6, a first for me, it worked out perfectly! Unfortunately the bottom two rows of blocks somehow became inverted in the setting process and I'm deliberating some deconstruction at this point to turn it back around as the before photo shows. I could be talked out of this, maybe; I don't relish the thought of lining up those points all over again! In the meantime it will languish on the design wall as is. Oh, I really did love the original block placement... grrr... where's my seam ripper?

Life is Good!
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28 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, I HATE when that happens! Each time I've decided to "go ahead and live with it," I've regretted it. But I sure wouldn't relish all that frogstitching. Unless there was a really good and LONG movie I could do it in front of.

M. Regina said...

Beautiful quilt, I love your blog. Hugs from Brazil.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Oooohhh...don't rip out a thing! It looks great the way it is...love that setting. What size did it end up being?

*karendianne. said...

Well as for me, I can relate. I've never actually gone thru the process of all that unsewing although I have totally contemplated it. I hope you decide against it so we can be in the same Club!

Connie W said...

I know I wouldn't change it now, I can't see that it makes any difference in appearance, only in the order you had the placed the blocks, unless I'm missing the point entirely. It looks great the way it is, IMO. Good luck!

Nane said...

You know I would live with the change...I rarely rip out.

I love the border, it gives the quilt a whole new look.

Salem Stitcher said...

No deconstruction needed. It is fabulous just as it is. The border is truly amazing. It gives the quilt incredible movement. Perfect name!

Quilt Hollow said...

If it drives you crazy...best to change it now than later. I think it is fine myself..but what do I know! LOL

Domestic Designer said...

Oh how beautiful! I wouldn't rip out anything. I love the setting! Great job as usual! Have a great day!

Quilting4U said...

What would we do without our seam rippers! We have all been there! I say do what makes YOU happy! The quilt is amazing, I LOVE the effect the borders gave it!!! Fabulous!

quiltteacher said...

Leave as is, is my vote. Love the movement the border creates around the blocks. Pat yourself on the back for another... Job Well Done! (As if it would be any other way!

paula, the quilter said...

I did notice that the bottom two rows were different than the before picture. It would be easy for me to say take it apart the because the before is much more pleasing, but I'm not doing the work. Truthfully? If it were mine, I would evaluate if this was a keeper or a donation quilt and if it were a keeper, how much would that bother me. Then I would go from there. I have been know to take apart seams on keepers.

Zlaty said...

WOW! I just love that quilt! I love the bright colors! I love the border!
I have to say, I like the blocks the way they are now better!

Don't touch the seam ripper!!!
Go put back in the box you got it from! Good girl! :))

Hugs,
Zlaty :)

julieQ said...

LOL! Been there plenty of times and growled the big "GRRRrrrr!" It is beautiful, very stiking and lovely colors.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Perhaps the quilt was trying to tell you something when those blocks altered their placement? I like the bordered version, A LOT ~ I would not rip out, I would re-adjust... hope you find the solution that works for you!

BEAUTIFUL BATIKS!

Anne Heidi said...

The quilt is beautiful!

Grace said...

Gorgeous just the way it is!

lov said...

that quilt is CUTE

almost as cute as a mitten quilt

a mitten quilt that might need to live 1306 miles from winston....
so that might be more like 1326 miles from where it was made :)

AnnieO said...

If you had not mentioned it, no one would have noticed! It is a very striking overall design and mad colors! Congratulations on your fine work getting all those points matched. Do ya reeeeaaaallly need to redo it? I know, I know, it will always bother you so you might as well get busy. :)

mamaspark said...

I say just leave it. It is beautiful just as it is. I like how you did the borders.

debbie said...

I too hate it when that happens, but it would really have to show for me to redo it. I looked at your pic for a while, squinted, looked closely. It looks lovely in the pictures. I wouldn't change a thing, but then again I am a follower of the philosophy in the song in the link below. Maybe you've heard of this gal, Cathy Miller.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxYHbULLi8U

Libby said...

It looks wonderful right now . . . . don't pick it out *s*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It's amazing how much that border adds to those blocks! Makes you stop and take a 2nd look and then look even some more! Pretty. Cheers! Evelyn

Kimberly Mason said...

I won't weigh in with my opinion except to say I LOVE the border! When I first saw the top I wondered how you could improve upon the top with a border (thinking it perfect as is) but I can see now how wrong I was!

Jeanne said...

If you really like the first setting better, I'd suggest getting the ripper out. You'll be happier in the long run. However, the second pic is wonderful and the border really adds to the design. It will be great whatever you decide.

phyzz said...

"Before and after"......with your vision will be stunning! Your patience, energy & productivity send me to confession... Hope your back has strengthened & improves daily. (((Hugs)))

Marianne Penner Design said...

Don't do it, it looks great the way it is. It is a beautiful quilt. I love your blog and I enjoying checking it regularly to see what you are up to.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your border setting really makes this a (more) wonderful quilt!