Sunday, August 23, 2009

We've been having some pretty severe weather here this past week, but fortunately the tornados that went through southern Ontario missed us.

I've been busy trying to get the files for the September block of "Sweet Nostalgia" ready to go, but not being too proficient on the computer it's been a bit frustrating. I think I've got the .pdf file ready, now I just have to figure out how to get it on or linked to my blog for you to download.

Between battles with the computer, I redid the border around the center block of my Vintage Tiles quilt. I was so anxious to get it finished, I didn't listen to the little voice inside my head that told me it was too heavy, and it nagged at me until I changed it.

It was a bit of work but I think it was worth it. What do you think? Better?

There's still a week left to enter my giveaway of those lucious Cosmo Marble Threads, so if you're interested leave a comment on the previous post.

Bye for now.

13 comments:

Susan said...

I agree, the revised border is better. The first one was a little heavy. It is beautiful. Glad the tornado missed you.

Susan

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely, lovley. I think the lighter ones works great.

Glad you survived the bad weather.

Dolores said...

Looking at them side by side, yes, I agree with you that the original was heavy. It's much better now. It must have been an awful lot of work but then again, you would not have been happy with it if you had not changed it.

Pat said...

What a difference it made. I liked the first one until I saw your redo. It is beautiful. How long did it take you to change it. It was well worth it. Absolutely beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

I think they are both very beautiful but the first one makes your eyes just stay on the inner border. The revised edition makes it so that you want to look all over the quilt at the other blocks. Great job.

Kim S said...

Yep... you made the right choice! It's beautiful!!

Ellen said...

You did a great job, love your quilt. I agreed with these ladies, the revised edition is beautiful.

Hugs,

The Rabbit Factory said...

You are tenacious...great revision on your quilt and I'm sure it was a lot of work but well done!

Betweens said...

dorothy .. I just love them both!! it is just gorgeous both ways!! you are a very talented designer and quilter!!

ivoryspring said...

Oh my goodness, Dorothy, this is BEAUTIFUL. When I grow up, I want to be able to applique just like you. Now, do you use bias strips for those curves in your applique?

Myra said...

Hi Dorothy!
I think you've done good with changing your center block border!!! Looks more elegant now... Beautiful! 8-)
If you email Jenny from elefantz.blogspot.com I think she will give you some ideas as to how to do the pdf file... her way seems the simplest I've seen...
Good luck with that! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Pilar said...

¡¡¡Es preciosa una verdadera maravilla !!! y con el cambio queda más elegante , más relajante a la vista,Felicidades.

mmquilter said...

Absolutely love the change. Really opens up the middle and brings your eye to the outer edges.

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