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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Richmond (CCC #24) revisited

Hole in the Center - UPDATED Version!
Original
The Oak Leaf Reel quilt block design had been one of my favorite-looking designs although I had not previously made a block until Chester County Criswell Quilt! You may recall when I began working on this block #24 (Alice Richmond) on Sept. 2014, and finished it by the end of the month. At that time I cut out three color versions of this block: red, green and this red & green version. I only finished one of the blocks thus far (original above). As this block sat on the design wall - amongst all the other blocks - it just did not sit well with me. Finally, I had a little inspiration and revised the block. I thought about it for a long while then did it! CUT a hole in the center section (As above!). Now it seems to match the other blocks better - or something?! I LIKE it! Somehow this seems like a vast improvement!  What do you think, have you ever had a block that just did not feel settled and took it upon yourself to revise?
CCC #29
CCC #30

 Here is progress on the next two CCC blocks. Sewing on the dried flower bouquet (CCC #29), pattern tracing and fabric selection for #30. I am staying close to caught up. This very fun and inspiring project continues!

Happy Sewing!

5 comments:

Karen said...

The red and green block is very pretty. The red is vibrant in color.

Wanda - Scraphappy Blended Quilter said...

Thanks for your comment Karen. The red is kind-of bright pinky-red. I think the photo is pretty true.

Chris said...

how innovative.

Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

I love the cutout centre. I've never seen a hollow oak leaf, it really suits. I love seeing how each maker has put her own spin on the patterns. The patterns are almost complete, I wonder who will have the first finish?

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

I really like how you changed this design, it has really opened up the block. I have modified a couple of the CCCQ blocks, one by just ading a second colour to a one colour design and I completely re-drew the harp block. I also made one of Cathleen's blocks as a substitute. You've done so well to keep up!