Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Crow's Collection

Hooray!  I'm sewing again!

This wall quilt got put away last year with so little left to do on it.  But that just made it an easy finish for this year. 
 
 
I don't remember the designer of this pattern, but since it was free, I can't complain about it.  But I will anyway .... because I've seen this pattern stitched together so many times just the way it is published.  The mid-section doesn't line up.  I don't know if it's supposed to be that way or not, but it looked too strange to me.  I thought people were simply not-so-good at joining paper pieced sections...until mine turned out looking just like theirs!  UGH!  Of course I couldn't live with it.  I had to make an adjustment to line up the wings (or at least center the sections).

(After posting, I find that it isn't clear what the exact problem was.  The wings not being the same size is not the problem area and is a wonderful design decisions in my opinion.

 It was joining the body pieces in the center where the top half of the crow did not line up with the bottom half.  He was disjointed so-to-speak.  I corrected that mishap on mine.)


It was fun and challenging to find enough one inch fussy cut colorful pieces to surround this guy with as his Halloween collection.  I wanted to do a third row but it was struggle enough just to fill two rows.

I'm just a sucker for fall colors and Halloween prints!

xxx
Annie


19 comments:

sheila 77 said...

Totally wonderful and adorable. I love your sweet bat, and all the fussy-cut squares are a treat to look at. It's a great design, Annie, and beautifully made.

Karen said...

Absolutely awesome fussy cuts. I too cannot stand when patterns don't line up! Some paper pieced patterns can be challenging enough. I would hang this right now :)

sheila 77 said...

Apologies to the crow for thinking he was a bat.

ellen gets crafty said...

Super cute!! We are so hard on ourselves - I think your crow looks great. Halloween is one of my favorite times too!

Ramona said...

I love it and we all know how crows collect objects! I could probably send you some Halloween "object" squares if you let me know the size., but it looks pretty balanced with what you have there.

patchouli moon studio said...

Overall Annie it looks great. I wouldn't have even noticed the non-matching wings if you hadn't brought it to my attention. Could you use some black paint and paint the wings to match? Would be easier that ripping out.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Annie, that is sooo cute! I would have done the same thing youndid. Not being in the center would have drove me crazy!

West Michigan Quilter said...

That is so cute!I love how you found and placed all those squares around the crow. Just darling.

Jan aka StampQn said...

I sort of like the wonkiness of the wings. You did an awesome job choosing all those little pieces.

Can you direct me to the free pattern?

carol said...

How you ever found all those pieces and different images to even fussy cut slays me......I never would have had enough pieces.......I do love it so and the crow......outstanding, wonky or not!!

Joelle said...

I dare say not too many of us is completely symmetrical. It just looks to me as thought she's got one wing longer from carrying too heavy handbags.

Renee said...

Love it!

Marei said...

This came out too cute. Love all the fussy cut bits/bobs.

Lesley said...

Yay you...the quilt is awesome!

Sandy said...

Yeah Annie - good for you and I think your quilt is wonderful! Now when is that calendar page coming up!!!!
Sandy

legato1958 said...

It is so caaw caaw-ute ! Love your little Halloween fussy cut prints and your crow.

Susie

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Barb said...

Love the easy finishes....love it..

Katherine said...

Oh, how fantastic! Such a great collection of Halloween images surrounding you cute pieced crow. You're all set for Halloween, with this beauty.