Friday, March 16, 2012

"Echo" piecing re-do!

If you've been following my "Echo" design challenge...then your getting a glimpse of how absolutely obsessively crazy I can get sometimes in trying to get something just right!

I started with this~


then to this~


then to this~


then to this~


then to this~


The whole time I was picking out to re-do the blocks I kept singing in my head "Insane in the Membrane"....a song in the early 90's.  I feel like that sometimes!

~Jenny~


20 comments:

Malia said...

I like the contrasting colors! It makes them kind of look like modern pinwheels. I have to admit with the same colors it looked like a lot of sideways mushrooms to me.

Karin said...

Insane in the membrane is a real song? Hubby and I say that all the time, LOL! The blocks look MUCH better, I wasn't feeling it before, but they look great now! I'm glad you were insane enough to do some stitch picking :) hehe :)

Ethne said...

Perfect - what a difference something so simple could do
This is going to be awesome when it's finished
Your are not 'insane' just a clever quilter not prepared to waste superb fabric

MariQuilts said...

Jenny Jenny...you are in good company!! It's looking fabulous.

Esther said...

Love this new look. I think your re-do's were worth while. Not insane, you just have a vision of what it should be, what you want it to be, and are willing to keep at it to achieve it. Good job.

Judith said...

I love the redo very very much. Keep going and it will be great.

Kristi said...

I love your re-do!!!! Awesome job!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I love the pinwheel effect! Gorgeous! And I haven't thought about that song in years! Flash backs to high school!

Kasia said...

Definitely like the two colors per block...I felt with the mono color block, you really had to search for the design and you lost both the fabric and the design ....now its awesome!

Blog editor said...

Definitely like the two colour contrast - it really lifts the design onto another level. Well worth the effort, and only a little insane ... Jill

Josie McRazie said...

I think the swirly windmilly things need to all be the same colour and everything else is wild! YUP Insane in the brain!! hehe

Mama Pea said...

Oh, yes. This is really nice! Totally worth the unpicking. It was good before, but it's better now!

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

Oh, yes yes yes to this version. It is so fun! It has a lot of play to it.

**nicke... said...

oh i love this even more than the original! love it and i love that song. it is on my ipod playlist. i listen to it all the time... i can sing the whole song to you!

Kelly said...

It's a good insane though, cause that looks stunning!

I Plead Quilty! said...

I love the mixed up blades and beads, Jenny, but I was thinking it looked like something out of the 70s. No Cypress Hill in my head...or at least there wasn't, durn it!

Peggy said...

I do plenty of un-picking when I am designing as well. I envy those who can design before they start sewing. I have to design as I go. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Prof. S said...

Oh lovely! Can't wait to get my hands on my new ruler :)

pincushionpoints said...

I loved "Insane in the Membrane" and I really like the re-do. They were nice before, but they are fantastic now.

Lynn said...

Like the changes you made! Cool idea.