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!