Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Richmond (CCC #24) revisited

Hole in the Center - UPDATED Version!
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!


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!