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:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

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.

Amy at love made my home said...

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

Lace Faerie said...

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

Gram999 said...

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

Barb

Thearica said...

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!

Jeanie said...

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!

Mary said...

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

krislovesfabric said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Theresa said...

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'.

Lara B. said...

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

Michele said...

I like the new palette better too.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

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!

barbara woods said...

Like the new one better, love that sewing machine block

Quiltsmiles said...

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

Robin said...

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

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Elvira said...

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

Carla said...

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

creativity amongst chaos said...

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

Createology said...

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...

Corrie said...

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

QuiltSue said...

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