If you saw the pictures http://www.quiltmaker.com/secret_window_revealed.html
can someone explain to me why Sandy's quilt has two different looking blocks? Is that just a personal preference, a mistake, or what? I love the other quilt and love the colors in Sandy's but I wish someone could explain the two odd blocks to me. Why did she feel they should be different? Thanks from Alaska - a very traditional quilter
I've looked and looked and I don't see two different looking blocks. Maybe we are looking at different pictures. There is one on this site in the blogs. Is that the same one you are looking at? Are you talking about the two small green squares? I think that is just a variation in the batiks.
Karla, Fernley, NV
It is mentioned that Sandi used batiks. Her quilt is tangerine, tans, light brown in the center and a maroon/orange color in the border. The quilt has six blocks that appear to be solid tan in the center. Two of those six are odd. Maybe it's just my eyes but that really jumped out at me and looked out of place in the quilt.
It looked odd when I accessed your web link, but when I went on to the post here on QCA it looked just fine to me. I love batiks and work with them a lot, so maybe I just don't notice these things. Anyway, I think it was a beautiful quilt.
I think that row is just turned wrong, I am doing it with her here and when I layed mine out like the other rows it looks alright
After studying it for a while I could see that one set of blocks in row 3,5 & 7 were turned the wrong way. Maybe it was intentional but my eye picked up on it instantly. I like the pattern but I really have to have things balanced and symmetrical which makes it hard for me to like some of the newer quilt designs we are seeing these days. . . .sort of a free form or abstract look.
Getting a block turned the wrong way is an easy thing to do. Some take a picture that helps them look at the whole to catch this before they quilt it.
If you all will check Sandi has fixed it, In her defense . we all make errors from time to time .Barbara
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i opened the link and i can't see any blocks turned the wrong way.
gini in north idaho
Yep, when someone posted today that they could not see it I went back to the link and sure enough it was not visible anymore. I was starting to think I lost my mind. I'm getting to the age when one tends to get confused or forget things. Yikes. It is a very pretty quilt and my eye is so happy to see it balanced and symmetrical.
Patti- you are so right about the use of a camera while quilting. I do this when selection my colors for a quilt. I lay them out in approximately the percentage that they will be used and snap a digital picture and view it on the computer. It's amazing how often I change things after seeing it on the screen.