Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Echo" Design Challenge!

...so for some reason "Echo" is giving me some design challenges!  I cut all these out for samples at "Sew Expo" a couple of weeks ago.



These ovals are cut and pieced to size for my Urban Abacus quilt.  I wanted to have a sample of some blocks that coincided with one of my patterns.   I do think these would look fantastic in the Urban Abacus pattern, but really challenged my self to take them and make a different design out of them.

I'll just say this!  I ended up going to the fabric store and buying 1/4 yards of each of my favorite prints again!  I decided I needed to start all over with some un-cut fabric and come up with a different design, using the "Echo" fabric, that was my original intention when I bought it the first time around.

...and this is what I came up with:


I've gone back and forth about a couple of things on this block, but I think I've decided to keep it the way it is and for some odd reason my square in square blocks are a bit crooked??

I think my "Echo" design challenge is solved now and for the ovals...well, my Sister-n-law is due to have a baby boy soon and those would be great for a baby boy quilt.

~Jenny~

7 comments:

Judi said...

That is too cute! I love it!!

Esther said...

I can't say I am glad you had such a dilemma, with your project, but I can say that I have done the same thing way too many times. Sometimes what looks so good in my head just doesn't work out the same when stitched. I'm liking the new block though.

Chelsea said...

Awesome block! I guess you've become so good at sewing curves you can't sew straight seems now?

Ethne said...

What a great block
If you are worried about your corner squares do more of them with a slightly improv feel - oh and if your SIL isn't up for the exhibition blocks - send them this way - they are fantastic with that 'linen' background fabric
I've an idea for them - let me play and I'll get back to you ;o)

capitolaquilter said...

Echo can handle a not-so-square square because of how organic the print is. Geometric without being rigid like it wants to be a bit wonky by nature. Love the new design - keep on challenging yourself and impressing us all :)

Mama Pea said...

I am liking it! I don't think the inside square looks crooked...

I love the ones with the linen in the first photos, too!

Hollie said...

I love this block! And I don't mind the scant wonkiness in the square-in-squares. I like it.