Monday, January 7, 2013

First Blocks and Week 2 Introduction

Well, Sarah, it's about time! Ok, I finished my blocks on Thursday or Friday, but I'm just now finally getting around to sitting down to blog about them. As my previous post stated I had to re-do my first three blocks. I'm actually glad I did. The second set looked much nicer than the first. Here's the comparison:
The second set is on the top row. I think the squares turned out more, well, square. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the old botched up set. I'm thinking maybe making them into rice bags to warm up in the microwave so I have a set of those that match my new quilt. I'm open to other ideas though!
I haven't appliqued the handle onto the basket yet because I haven't decided whether I want to do it by hand or by machine. I'll post that when I get it finished.
I'm really loving my gray damask fabric and I'm a little bit bummed that I wasted some on the not-so-square/wrong-sized square #2. Oh well. I suppose I could always go buy more.
On to week 2...
Week 2's blocks are:
#4 Basket Weave
#5 Bat Wing
#6 Big Dipper
All three look like fun squares. #4 looks like a volleyball, #5 looks like a fighter jet from Star Wars, and I think #6 looks more like butterflies than any sort of star constellation.
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In other news, I have button created so we can get the Linky Party show on the road this week! Make sure to check back to share your sewing creations.


  1. Testing...Chelsea, did you get an email about this comment?

  2. No.
    And you could always pull apart your earlier square and reuse the gray damask. I'm sure there's another block that would use most of it.