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Saturday, February 16, 2013

A day of progress............

I am finishing up some sewing at the far end of the basement where I haven't vacuumed yet.  I sewed the final 2 borders on this Streak of Lightning so now I can baste it and quilt it.
I had hoped to make 3 Rattlesnake blocks but I settled for 2 and some other fun piecing.
The flannel scraps were piling up and I was itching to have some fun with them.
I am so tempted to stick in a block like this.
I had an empty space so I stuck it in the layout with the rest of the blocks.  I am so tempted.....

43 comments:

sosarahsew said...

Now your rattlesnake has an eye!

Sally said...

Love the random block!

sewyouquilt2 said...

I like it! kind of sassy......

Kathleen said...

Feed your temptation! Mmm.

Sewing Junkie said...

Your the designer on this one. Chris

Rita P said...

I see the eye. Good one, Sarah!

Mary said...

It makes me laugh when I look at it...I say go with it!

Diane said...

I'd be tempted too-
I've loved watching your rattlesnake blocks grow
you're little scraps blocks are great too-I have a huge jar of little scraps that are starting to yell at me to do something with them.

Debbie said...

I love it! A little hidden bit of humor that some will probably miss. The blocks are looking good.

Marie said...

I say go for it. I love making blocks from the scraps so I totally understand where these came from - fun aren't they?

Patricia said...

Why not! Just think of all the speculation wondering "Why"! I say put it in! Love your quilt. Did you prewash the flannel?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow Wanda! Today is full of eye candy! The zig zag is perfection and you do a rattlesnake like no other!! Thank you for sharing.

Nann said...

The composition of Streak is perfecto! I love the border fabric. I have watched your spiky ovals come together with growing envy. I know, I know: "just try 'em."

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Part of me says 'gosh, you put some much time and work into these exquisite blocks, keep it pure' and part of me thinks that 'random block looks really cool and fun!' Tough one!

Frog Quilter said...

Love the wonky block! The zig zag quilt is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Toss up. Usually I'm all for the "deliberate departure" from the design plan, but I'm not sure this particular one adds as much as wonkies sometimes to.

It will be a stunning quilt no matter what you decide. I agree that the red-cornered add a lot of life to it.

Frebblebit

Anya said...

Definitely do it!

Quiltedtime said...

Your choice of border fabric has really given your Streak of Lightning quilt a jolt, no pun intended. I am really liking what it has done for the whole composition.

Elaine Swatniki said...

I think you should:)

MrsB said...

I think you should put that block in your Snake - just what it needs. And I took LOVE that Streak of Lightening border.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes, Yes, Yes - Do it!!!!! Marvelous fun!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your Streak of L. quilt is fabulous - love what the border brought to the party. Congrats on a most excellent finish!

Dolly said...

Oh, that streak of lightning looks so good in the thumbnail on my sidebar ! I just had to come and have a 'bigger look', and I wasn't disappointed ! One of my favorites that you've done !

I think that the strip quilt is so much fun !

You just have to put that wonky block into your current quilt if it's calling to you that loudly !

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sewing pieces of fabric together to make a multi color block is fun isn't it - I was just doing that yesterday with some big hexies that I have no idea what I will use them for but I was trying to do something with scraps!
Wild border print on that first quilt - love the zigzags.

JJM said...

Wow what a border for Streak of Lightning, It explodes on this side of the screen.

The minute I saw your 'scrappy eye' and scrolled down to the comments and saw how many had commented already... I knew what they would be commenting about. (*._,*)

JJM

Candace said...

What a inspiring blog post today. That border choice is perfect on your Streak of Lightening quilt.

I am amazed at the progress on your Rattle Snake quilt. You are so focused. The scrap blocks are really fun. I am all for including several of these in your quilt. Your scrap blocks look like you are shaping them with that in mind. I believe this adds originality to this quilt. Great idea!

Cathy said...

Wonky block looks like shed snake skin to me! It often gets all pleated up when it is shed, that's what that block looks like to me.

LC said...

Me too... love the zigzag and that wonderful border. And yes, put in the wonky snake eye. It made me look all over the quilt and come back to it than look all over the quilt again. That has to be a good thing!

Marei said...

I say "Do it"....that scrappy rattlesnake part looks great.

vickievanphd said...

I do not see an eye?? What I see is Snake Bitten!!!! If you got bit by a snake...you would feel crazy, just like the patch!!! IMHO I like the name snake bit and leave it in....It is way cool
Vickie.vanathotmail.com

Debbie said...

I think it's a great idea to stick in that crazy block! It would make it such a good conversation piece in your next exhibit. Not in the middle, but on the side or on the bottom like you have it.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Of course you should

GerryART said...

LOVE THE STREAK! ! ! !
So much energy jumping out to meet me!

Hugs

Lynn Dykstra said...

I LOVE you zig zag--great fabrics and wonderful border.

Karmen Sunshine said...

I am loving the Rattlesnake and the black and white border on the other quilt. Good works! Karmen

Brown Family said...

Snake den! I like the random block!

Jackie said...

The streak of lightening is gorgeous! But I love the use of your scraps!!

Kitchener Quilter said...

I love seeing your quilt come together, and yes, I'd go for the random block, it adds so much. I'd switch it to one row in, though, maybe it'd look more like it belonged.

Sharon said...

I can't wait to see what you decide. I love all your work, so whatever way you go, this will be another amazing quilt. You inspire us all!

suemac said...

You make me dizzy with all the projects that you have going on.

Purple Pam said...

Ilove the scrappy rattlesnake block.

Sheila said...

Love the scrappy Rattlesnake :D
And love the black and white border on Streak of Lightning.
You go girl!

Diane said...

Really nice quilt. I love the scrappy block too, that would make an incredible quilt on its own.