Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Pink Squirrel - on the wall -

Oooh - I LIKE it!! - ;))

I got them all stitched up - trimmed - paper off - and put them on the wall. I tweaked the pattern a little - used ONE polka dot - the WHITE with PINK polka dots - because the name of the block is Pinwheel Polka - and I switched up the values in some areas. When I put them up on the wall - the GREEN seemed to be the first color that I saw - and since I used two different GREENs - I tried to get the same one in both of the center blocks. I used several different PINKs - so I tried to group them the best I could - ;))

And - I tried to match the colored version that I had worked up in EQ7 when I tweaked the pattern - but forgot that it would be REVERSED when it was pieced. Gads, you would think that I would have enough experience REVERSING things that I would have remembered that - oh, well - I made it work ;))

Next time I might tweak the pattern again so that - except for the corners where the WHITE/GREEN sections meet - I don't have to match any points - ;))

And as a side note -

Do any of you remember the song by Brian Hyland -
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"? - ;))

What was yellow? -

The bikini -

Or the polka dots? - ;))

Me? - I always thought it was the polka dots -

But then again, it's probably just me - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Julie Fukuda said...

I try to double and triple check directions of piecing but, more than I like, I need to do some un-sewing. Maybe my mind is having a left-right problem because my current project got marked over so many times it was hard to figure out the correct line to sew. Your squirrel is swinging along!

Karen M said...

Striking design. I love your color choices.

Gene Black said...

hmm... On American Bandstand, the little girl was in what appears to be a bikini with yellow polka dots,(but it is a black/white broadcast) but on Hyland's Album cover "Stay and Love me all Summer" the bikini is yellow with ???white?? polka dots. So I suppose it is your choice of interpretation.
I like your version of the block.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Julie - I wasn't paying attention when I marked the foundation papers - I should have "reversed" the colors then - but like they say -"Make one mistake and it looks like a mistake - make several and it becomes a design choice." I'm pretending that I intended to do it that way all along - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Karen - when I saw Peggy demonstrate this pattern - I remembered that I had a "white with pink polka dots" in my stash - and thought of a "girly pink/green" combo. When I found the "green with pink flowers" - I was halfway there - just needed to find some pinks - and I have a bunch of pinks. And I lucked out - it actually looks as good on the wall as it did in my head - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Gene - every time I heard that song - I always imagined "Yellow Polka Dots on a White Bikini" for some reason. I found the lyrics link and the video from American Bandstand - and since it is in black/white - I really can't tell. Didn't think to check out the album cover - thanks for the clarification - ;))


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