I worked on Hearth and Home Block of the month today as well.
I did blocks 3 & 4.
The first block I completed turned out quite well. Again, my pictures are fuzzy for some reason.
I also thought my second block came out ok. I kept messing up on it, but nothing more than turned patches.
Or so I thought.
Until I stacked them on top of one another to put them away…
That is a good 3/4” discrepancy in the block. It measures less than 11” square. I don’t know what happened. I guess I will have to call The Fat Quarter Shop to see if I can get another block mailed to me.
I am now caught up with the Jelly Roll Quilt along’s blocks.
I did two blocks at my bee this past Saturday (where has the time gone??). Sorry for the blurry pictures, I don’t know what happened when I took them.
And one today:
Five blocks down, seven to go.
This quilt was completed September 2009.
I made this from exchange blocks. It was made just large enough to cover Kirah in her car seat and not hang down and get caught in the base of the car seat.
It was taken out the day it was made and lost that very day.
Ravelly wanted to know our sewing rituals so here goes mine:
1. I always sew barefoot. No matter the weather. Since living here in Hawaii, it has been easier to get my shoes on and off, especially since I wear “slippahs” all the time. Even at sewing bees and retreats… off go the shoes. I only wear them to go to the bathroom and outside.
2. When I go to sewing bees or retreats, I have to take a LOT of projects. I never know what I want to work on, so I take a lot of things. So much that I get teased about it. I never take just one or two items, usually about 2-4 projects for a short be, 4-5 for a long bee, up to 10 for a two-day retreat. I may get bored you know. It isn’t like I don’t have a ton of projects to choose from that I am currently working on, ya know?
3. I always have background noise in the room I am in at home. Sometimes, it is my Ipod on the dock, but usually it is the TV. The TV is set to a movie I have seen 1,000 times or old CSI reruns on SPIKE.
4. I have a little home-made iron stand (from an old tv tray) with my Oliso Iron and a bottle of Best Press next to me. This is home and away. I don’t like big ironing stands and they take up too much room anyway. The Best Press stuff is awesome if you haven’t tried it yet. I need to find out how much it is to ship a gallon here – it may just save me money in the long-run.
5. I have to make a list of what I need to accomplish in the sewing room otherwise, I will get distracted and work on something totally off the wall or even start a new project. I don’t always follow the list, but at least it is there and I feel better about trying at least.
I couldn’t wait on the fabric I ordered. I found something in my stash for the centers of each block. I don’t know if the fabric in the picture will make it for the corners or not.
I tell you, this quilt is going to make my eyes bleed and test my patience… it is SOOO out of my comfort zone.