I don't always get it right on the first try. This is the second version of my July Supernova Swap block. I was so excited to get to the second round that I chose the fabric, cut enough for both blocks and happily sewed the first one together. I liked the result. I started assembling the second block and left it for the night. When I went up to look at my design wall in the morning I said, Gah! So much yellow!
This is the so much yellow one. It's a perfectly decent block, but it's lacking something. I panicked. Even though I'd already started putting it together, I could still add a sixth fabric to the second block and send that one to Jess. After auditioning a surprising amount of my fabric stash, I swapped out four squares of Rendezvous in Gold for four squares of Odds & Ends Junk Drawer in Rosebud that I've been hoarding. Crisis averted!
The trouble is that now I'm attached to the extra pop of color. I've already cut new fabric and plan on taking the first block apart and altering it. It might be a little nutty to mess with a block that's already completed, however, I have a feeling that this is going to be a go-to quilt once it's finished and I want it done right.
Have you ever taken a block apart to add or change fabric?