Monday, April 30, 2012

Odds and Sods ...

So, something had been bothering me about my Mrs Billings top for a little while ... and until recently I was just too darn lazy to do anything about it ...

I felt like it was just too red and brown in the middle (block one) - and since I've been using blue and grey fabrics in it recently, they should be in the centre too. In my defence, when I put block one together, I hadn't finished purchasing all my fabrics yet.

I considered taking the paper pieced middle apart and replacing the brown diamonds with blue ones, but quickly dismissed that as too much hard work. Instead, I replaced four red squares with fussy cut blue ones, and I'm really happy with the result.

I'd like to say that I won't do any more unpicking and replacing, but I'm not sure it's wise to make such a sweeping statement!

In other news, today after school, I took the kids to the plaza, we were on a mission to make appointments and purchase bits and pieces for Amy's formal (prom) which is coming up in the middle of the year. I'm happy to say that we got pretty much everything done ... and while shoe shopping for her, found these cuties which HAD to come home with ME!

Aren't they darling? I love them!!

Chatter soon friends :-)


paulette said...

And your lovely shoes match your quilt!! SCORE!

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the change...and very cool shoes!

AnnieO said...

The blue does add that extra charm to your medallion--love the birdies.

Really cute shoes! If I wore heels like that I'd be over six feet tall so sadly they never come home with me.

Elaine Adair said...

Brilliant improvement on the quilt - isn't that amazing how such a "small" change can make such a lovely change.

The shoes? Uhhh not sure on that one! Could I put my orthodics in them? LOL It takes SPIRIT and ATTITUDE to wear them! 8-))

Vickie said...

you have tons of Paitence Miss T..your Mrs Billings top is looking great-and them shoes are just devine-although I would fall over if I tried to walk in them ,cheers Vickie

Katie said...

The blue was a great choice. It brightens the whole thing up.

Cute shoes too. :-)

Zimmy said...

I personally liked the red corners. Do you know if there any other Adelaidians making the Mrs Billing's Quilt - I love the progress photos.


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