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Monday, September 21, 2009

Card Tricks

The fourth block in our patchwork class is a design I have seen many times at exhibitions and on blogs, and wondered how it was done. Now I know! Here is my completed block:
The MOTH had a close look at this and said "I can see mistakes. The material isn't lined up correctly". "Oh?" I replied, and waited for his explanation. "The dots on that material aren't matching properly. And the cup cakes are facing in different directions." "I know, dear. That's not actually a mistake, it is the way I've laid the templates on the fabrics to cut them out. The important thing is that the seams and corners are matching. If I do this design again, I'll use plain fabrics, or at least a fabric with a random non-directional design printed on it". He didn't understand of course, but he eventually admitted that it looked nice. Hmmph! When I showed his Mum today, she thought it was lovely!

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I like it too, lol. I'd love to produce something like this

Sherri said...

I think it's lovely, too! It's a very neat pattern. Sometimes the guys just don't get it!

SharonH said...

G I just love it!!!!! LOL Everyone is a critic... I can't wait to have a go...

Joanne said...

Nice work. I didn't notice the dots until I read the post. Did notice the nice neat points, though.