Friday, February 20, 2015

I Just Wasn't Feeling That Cake At All

I tried to like that other cake, really I did! I didn't hate it, but I just wasn't feeling the fabrics.
Staring at it, thinking about it and walking away from it didn't help.
Even my daughter said it "didn't look like something I would make."
Sometimes using fabric from my stash works out, sometimes not.

So...it had to go. I may still do something with it later.


Anyway...

I switched it up and decided I needed to sew something that made me feel good.
Black and red fabrics do that for me. So I'm using Moda's El Gallo now and I like it better.



I'm looking forward to making the other blocks.
Now it's time to move on and finish the Elephant Parade.

22 comments:

  1. Love your remade block, and the sewing machine too. Sometimes when you really don't love it you get bogged down. Shopping stash can be hard.

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  2. You have to go with what is right for you! xx

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  3. I must confess, I prefer the second cake. Love the sewing machine!

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  4. I'm going to start this quilt soon in red/black/grey/white, so I appreciated seeing your blocks. Love them. Great job.

    Barb

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  5. oohhh yeah!! Vanilla cake with strawberries and black berries!! Yummilicious!!

    I did a sew along last year and used black, white and red fabrics. it is a snowman quilt. I need to get that thing finished!

    I can't wait to see your quilt at the end of this sew along! It is going to be amazing!

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  6. I really like both of the cakes but I understand when it just doesn't sit right with what you had in mind. Since this is a series of patterns, it's best to start off on the right foot. Love the sewing machine.... I may want to make a whole quilt with just machines. This BOM is just so cute!

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  7. I agree the second choice is much more striking. Good job!

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  8. I'm with Jeannie, I like both cakes :) Your sewing machine looks very elegant :)

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  9. I agree with you--I like the second cake and fabrics better. Glad you got out of your straight jacket :-)

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  10. I think both are wonderful. I understand what you mean though. Something can be lovely and still not be you. For me, I like the second one just a bit better. Good fabric choices. Your sewing machine block looks 'fab'.

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  11. Carol, I though the old block was great, but now that I see your new one, I love it's brighter and bolder look!

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  12. I like the new palette better too.

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  13. I liked the old one just fine but the new one looks awesome! Glad it made you happy! Hard to go wrong with red and black!

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  14. Like the new one better, love that sewing machine block

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  15. You are spot on for this one. It does look so much better. Smiling because my mind immediately thought up a different post title for this like: El Gallo does the gâteau! Or gâteau by El Gallo! lol

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  16. love the colors of the 2nd cake much better and the sewing machine. Can't wait to get home so I can get these blocks made and my elephant one done too

    Robin in Washington State (AZ)
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  17. Algunas veces se nos pone manía por algo que hacemos, pero sin razon pues las dos son bonitas Cada tarta es de diferente sabor
    Besos

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  18. Well, I like them both! Any cake is good cake...

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  19. Kinda like the chocolate frosting Carol... looks good enough to eat to me! However, the red and black...well that is just yummy! Especially with that cute sewing machine. Hugs, ~Cori

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  20. Red Velvet cake is really catching my attention. However I do like the chocolate frosted cake too. Fun sewing machine block. It would make a great sewng machine cover. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  21. Goodness you have been busy. Elephants and snapshots & Birds. I like both cakes. Your quilt will be striking. Have fun with it!

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  22. I love the sewing machine, and whilst I quite liked the first cake, this one works better.

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