Thursday, July 05, 2012

Seeing double...

There is a bit of half-square triangle madness going on in my sewing room...not sure if is the the heat wave or the pile of scraps on the cutting board but I feel as if I'm seeing double.

First, I finished making the 80 Corn and Bean blocks (ok, I made 84...I'll blame my poor math skills on the heat!)  A couple days ago I posted another block that uses half square triangles that I found in the same pile of vintage quilt tops in South Carolina.  The block is called Aunt Mary's Double Irish Chain.

As I was ending up the Corn and Bean blocks I used the test blocks for the Aunt Mary's as my leader and enders.  My first test block for an Aunt Mary (on the left in the photo below) was cut from 2 inch strips...for my next trial block I went up to a 2-1/2.  I tried two different ways of putting the blocks together.  

As I laid them out they looked oddly familiar...

I placed one of the bonus Corn and Bean blocks next to it...

played around with it...

imagine that...

put the block on point and change up the coloring...

Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds this funny?  I really did think I was making a totally different block!  Makes me wonder if the woman who made the first set of quilts had a wicked sense of humor....

9 comments:

Janet O. said...

Your Corn and Beans is a very happy, scrappy quilt with LOTS of HSTs!
And yes, I found it funny that you were making the same block, just a different approach. Like coming out of a back road you decided to try for the first time and discovering it took you someplace you have been many times--just never that way. Did that make any sense? : )

Kathie said...

thanks for sharing your "find" with us! yes cracked me up, I am sure we have all done this some time or another !!!!!! LOVE your quilt, beautiful.
stay cool!

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... lookit that! How cool!

I love your Corn and Beans flimsy... I really do... it's so gorgeous!

Beth D said...

Too funny! It's like finding the error after you've completed the binding.

regan said...

Isn't it funny how on-point can change the whole look of a block!?! I think I need to start tilting my head when looking at a quilt I find just ok.....cuz tilting might make it great! lol

Love your blocks, which ever way you make them! Fun fabrics, lots of color.....it looks like a beautiful garden!

Karen said...

A wonderfully scrappy quilt. I love quilts with lots of little triangles.

Sarah said...

It must be the heat...took me forever to see that they were the same block. I am sure someone somewhere in her casket is having a good laugh!

sewkalico said...

Love your corn and bean top. Cute 'new'block - how funny!!!

Merilyn said...

I have to agree with Sarah (previous comment), I thought that too, the lady who made this block would have a bit of chuckle, to think she could make someone laugh long after she had gone from this earth! We all see things differently, even if they are the same!!!!!!!