Feb BOM Do-Over

While I was at the retreat earlier this month, I spent the first part of Friday doing my February Vice Versa BOM blocks.  I finished them up and promptly posted pictures of them, quite proud of myself that I finished them on the same day that the instructions were released.  When I blogged about them, Yanic from Family, Faith, Food & Fabric left a nice comment on my blog, and then asked why I didn’t do Block B in the layout per the instructions.  And at first I thought I did…I looked at my block, and I looked at the diagram of the block layout and I didn’t see it at first….then I totally got it.  Whoops!  It wasn’t my intention to alter the original layout.  I think in my minds-eye, how I laid it out was how it was supposed to be laid out.  But, I truly did want to stick with the layout of the block per the instructions, so today I spent a little time taking it apart and re-sewing it.  I didn’t mind it at all, and it’s the first sewing I’ve done in almost two weeks.

So, per the instructions, here’s my ‘new’ Block B:

Feb Block B Do-Over #viceversabom

Please do try to overlook the really annoying shadow…if only my sewing space had good natural light (at any time during the day…really, I’m not picky) I could get some decent pictures!
Feb BOM ViceVersa

And thanks again to Yanic – I really do appreciate the heads-up!  I’m happy with the way this block turned out, too!

I’m linking to Lee and Kelly!

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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago and still have only ever finished the quilts that I've given as gifts! I have 'a few' around the house with the binding 1/2 sewn on. Maybe one of these days I'll actually complete them instead of starting a new project (yeah, right!). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI!
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17 Responses to Feb BOM Do-Over

  1. quiltykanuck says:

    I can’t help but feel completely responsible for your do-over. :-P

  2. The Sassy Quilter says:

    I love these vice versa blocks! Such a cool look. Can see how they could get a little tricky!

    • msminnesota says:

      I think if I would actually follow directions the first time I could do it….but I have a long-standing problem with following directions! :)
      Thanks for stopping by! I’ve been sending a ‘new-to-quilting’ friend of mine over to your blog for your tutorials – she loves them!

  3. Sorry you had to redo, but, they look great!!

  4. Kelly says:

    Totally love the colors and ya gotta love people lookin’ out for you! :) I am just across the river in WI (formerly a MN gal, but the hubby refused to live in MN – so now I am a WI girl!) Will look forward to seeing the whole quilt!

    • msminnesota says:

      Thank you! And yes, thank goodness someone is looking out for me! I’ve seen others in the Flikr that were assembled the same way I did mine the first time and I struggle with asking if they did it on purpose or not! :)

  5. I really like this revised block! The first one you did was cool too but this one is for some reason more pleasing to the eye :) I am not a pattern follower either but sometimes it just works haha

  6. This will be a bright and happy quilt.

  7. ugh- hate redos. BUT your blocks do look amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!
    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. KJ says:

    When I saw your blocks on Flickr, I was thrilled that someone thought outside the box for the reverse block. I loved your original but can understand why you changed it. I like the “new” version as well. :)

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