Sunday, May 05, 2013

I think I get the joke.....!

I have been seeing a few Marcelle Medallion quilts around the blogs lately, and kept thinking I'd put it somewhere on a list for sometime later.
Then, in the mail, arrived this magazine which I won from Lynne @ Lily's Quilts.-thanks Lynne!!!!

Really!!!
Yup, on the cover!
Even I could take that hint!
So, I gathered up a pile of fabric, cut a bunch of templates and started in.
Oh, oh.......y seams...eek!
No problem, I told my stupid self.
Read some tutorials, and watched some u-tube videos.
They all said it was easier than it looks, and fun.
Who are these people!!??
Then I realized they must have all gotten together and decided to have a go at me!
Just for laughs!
It was not easy, and most certainly not fun.
 I lost count of the number of times I unpicked stitches.

Finally, with a little help from some fishing line, hot glue and a stapler, it got put together.
Not exactly beautifully, but it will hold up.
 Moving on to the next part...thank goodness!
 

15 comments:

M-R Charbonneau said...

The angst was worth it, Patti. It looks great. Fab colour selection!

Jess said...

I'd say it's beautiful, albeit a pain in the bum ;o)

Nat at Made in Home said...

It looks amazing though... Shame you had so many issues...

LethargicLass said...

did you see this Youtube video? I just found it through someone else and love it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10YysHZSK44

Dolores said...

Practise makes perfect. I do have to chuckle though - I would not make anything with Y-seams. Life is too short to agonize over them.

Erica said...

Well it turned out beautifully! I absolutely love your colors. I won a copy of this magazine in a giveaway too, and I am planning on making it, it just hasn't happened yet.

Carla said...

You're hilarious! I got as far as cutting out some of the templates. I was thinking of English paper piecing. My second thought was a lovely nine patch in the middle.....
You did fabulous!

carla said...

Hi!!! I love it!!! Very beautiful!!!

pennydog said...

Looking good so far but I am intrigued how you did it with that list of industrial type items! I'm shocking at Y seams

moira said...

great colour combo (as usual). it cries out to be paper pieced huh

piecemealquilts.com said...

I admit, I chuckled out loud at the "fishing line, hot glue and stapler," but only after I paused for a second to try to figure out how that would work. It looks pretty good to me, though! I've been watching that quilt turn up everywhere, and each one is beautifully different.

Dorian said...

Your block is lovely. I'm sorry you had so much trouble with your Y seams. I call them set-in seams too and I have made a quick tutorial. It's a popular post on my blog, and I hope it helps you!

http://mtnmommy2.blogspot.com/2011/01/set-in-seams.html

Try, try, and try again ;)

Celtic Thistle said...

Y-seams! You are a braver woman than I am Patti :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done for sticking with it, it looks fab

Karen said...

Your block looks great. Well worth all the trouble!!

15 comments:

M-R Charbonneau said...

The angst was worth it, Patti. It looks great. Fab colour selection!

Jess said...

I'd say it's beautiful, albeit a pain in the bum ;o)

Nat at Made in Home said...

It looks amazing though... Shame you had so many issues...

LethargicLass said...

did you see this Youtube video? I just found it through someone else and love it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10YysHZSK44

Dolores said...

Practise makes perfect. I do have to chuckle though - I would not make anything with Y-seams. Life is too short to agonize over them.

Erica said...

Well it turned out beautifully! I absolutely love your colors. I won a copy of this magazine in a giveaway too, and I am planning on making it, it just hasn't happened yet.

Carla said...

You're hilarious! I got as far as cutting out some of the templates. I was thinking of English paper piecing. My second thought was a lovely nine patch in the middle.....
You did fabulous!

carla said...

Hi!!! I love it!!! Very beautiful!!!

pennydog said...

Looking good so far but I am intrigued how you did it with that list of industrial type items! I'm shocking at Y seams

moira said...

great colour combo (as usual). it cries out to be paper pieced huh

piecemealquilts.com said...

I admit, I chuckled out loud at the "fishing line, hot glue and stapler," but only after I paused for a second to try to figure out how that would work. It looks pretty good to me, though! I've been watching that quilt turn up everywhere, and each one is beautifully different.

Dorian said...

Your block is lovely. I'm sorry you had so much trouble with your Y seams. I call them set-in seams too and I have made a quick tutorial. It's a popular post on my blog, and I hope it helps you!

http://mtnmommy2.blogspot.com/2011/01/set-in-seams.html

Try, try, and try again ;)

Celtic Thistle said...

Y-seams! You are a braver woman than I am Patti :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done for sticking with it, it looks fab

Karen said...

Your block looks great. Well worth all the trouble!!