Sunday, March 17, 2019

Meadowland

I've been busy making quilt tops!

I'd seen the Meadowland popping up all over my 

Instagram feed and decided I needed to 

dive in!
  


I showed some of those initial blocks back here

The blocks are 16" finished.

Today, I basted it....

Finished size 48" by 64"


I've also made a scaled down version...


with blocks finishing at 12".

For this version, I went a little more scrappy for the 

corner blocks....



and added some thin sashing and cornerstones.

I think both designs have their merits,

Finished size 53" square
although this second one is my favourite! 

Have you ever made a different version of a pattern?

I'd love to know.

Happy sewing!

SUZ

10 comments:

  1. I haven't made one but I'm enjoying seeing them all on IG. Yours are both lovely!!

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  2. I didn't realize the block was so big for the Meadowland quilt. Like you, have been seeing a lot of them on IG. Yes I make different versions of the same pattern all the time. I'm about to start 3 versions of the same simple design right now . . . hopefully as gifts later on. And I love exploring the variations on my own patterns. It's amazing how different things can look. I like your second Meadowland the best too . . . I think because of the colors. Plus more blocks gives more variety. Cheers.

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  3. Love all your versions, but especially the 16" block. Gorgeous fabrics.

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  4. I think adding the narrow sashing is a good way to avoid lots of seams meeting at any given spot. I made a scrappy + and x quilt, and though it might have looked good with just the blocks, the sashing sure did make the sewing easier.

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  5. Lovely. I like both and definitely can't choose one. I like the way you can have a fun block in the centre but it doesn't take over in the design.

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  6. I should make different version of a pattern or two, but I'm always intrigued by what's new and interesting, especially in other people's feeds! I think you did a great job making the two quilts differently, with two great looks. Nicely done!

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  7. Really looking good, Susan! I think it's remarkable how you just decide to join in on an along, then do it, and suddenly it's done! I can't do alongs anymore. To me it's not fun to feel the pressure of needing to keep up. And now that I've stated that I won't do them anymore, one will come along that will entice me anyway. :-) Ha!

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  8. It looks great. I just finished up the last of my blocks tonight. You did the math to size down to 12 inches? I've often thought about increasing or decreasing blocks.

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  9. Both meadowland quilts look great, my fave is the original sized block.

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  10. Both versions are beautiful Susan, but I especially love the second one with the sashing and corner stones!

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