Tyger Six

That’s better.


The previous version made me uneasy. I couldn’t get the secondary pattern of the rail fence blocks to make sense, and the way they were put together produced an unfortunate design in the repeat which I couldn’t put up with. It looked just fine on paper, but in real life the charcoal fabric stands out far more strongly.

So I unpicked and remade four blocks. At times you just have to do the work to make it work, you know? If it won’t do, you have to make it do.

… And after

But it’s all good now. Bold, but cohesive. It won’t take me long to finish the rail fence blocks now that I know where it’s heading, and after that, I just have the scrappy row at the bottom.

It took a while to get this quilt started, but I’m really motoring now.

24 thoughts on “Tyger Six

  1. Oooo very nice 😊
    You have been very busy 👌
    As always it looks so amazing 🥰
    Meanwhile…. In the land of Melbourne we were out on a picnic with some friends. It was an awesome day and lots of food as always 🤩
    Once phones settle tomorrow I’ll call ❣️

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    That is the second time you have gone back and unpicked something on this one! But worth it I’m sure to get it looking right. Glad you are enjoying it despite the snags.

    • katechiconi says:

      I know! So unlike me, but really, it had to be done. Also, the stitching on the new sewing machine is much easier to unpick so it’s far less of a chore.

  3. kymlucas says:

    Really like this version!

  4. claire93 says:

    yep, you’re right. Much better ^^

  5. I love the rail fence on this one. Perfect. I’m more fond of this one now.

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, it was just awkward before. Despite being exactly what worked on the drawing… Just goes to show what a difference colour makes compared with a b&w drawing.

  6. knitnkwilt says:

    A great revision, and worth doing. (I agree with your ‘don’t have to make do’ attitude in spite of hating to rip. Though I do weigh the balance between worth and not worth fixing.) I too have had surprises when a sketch that looked perfect as a sketch doesn’t translate into the fabric chosen as I had anticipated.

    • katechiconi says:

      This was one where the ripping just HAD to be done. Fortunately it wasn’t every single seam. Just most of them! I think in a drawing, your eye is soothed by the quietness of the colour and concentrates on the overall effect, but here, colour is impossible to ignore and becomes more important.

  7. Terri says:

    This version looks much better. It’s a very striking pattern but it flows around the center very nicely. Looks good with your corner blocks, too.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m lucky that the other elements work with it – and in fact, the zigzag is a valid element of the Wests Tigers merchandise, so I’m all good there too!

  8. Yes. Deffo. That black is very striking, but now it’s in a really good way . This looks like it’s an incredibly unforgiving design – yet again you impress me!💜

  9. manicmumdays says:

    Worthwhile change! It looks like flames licking out from the sun in the centre 😍

  10. nanacathy2 says:

    Much nicer, and I guess you are keeping cool and quilting on.

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