Monday, January 14, 2013

Week 2 Blocks - Sarah

Yikes! It's already Monday! It's strange how days just all blend together sometimes. Here are my week 2 blocks:
Hmm. I hadn't thought of it looking like a swastika, but I guess it kind of does. I think it looks like a 2 or a backwards S. The template in the book just looks like a volleyball that's been flattened and squared. Anyway. I like it. The color in that picture is sort of off though. The picture below of block #5 is more true to color. I really need to get a new camera and stop subjecting my facebook and blogs to cell phone pictures. 
 This is my batman block. I think it looks more like a bow-tie since I used the polka dot fabric. I remember throwing rocks in the air to attract bats, too. Speaking of bats, remember that one time I brought home a mouse I had found a cat playing with. For some reason Mommy freaked out and made me take multiple baths per day for a week (checking for fleas??). Anyway, the bat block's picture is more true to color.
 This is my big dipper block. I just realized that all three of my blocks this week are monochromatic. I'm trying to use all my fabric selections once before repeating any, but I'm all out of red. All I have left are 3 purples and an off-white. I just can't make myself do the random selection thing. There always has to be an order. Time to mix it up, Sarah! It really irks me that this one isn't square so there may be some seam picking happening to it in the near future.
Oh, and on the topic of freezing weather. It's nowhere near the -22 it was on Chelsea's "vacation" here, but living in a drafty century-old house with original windows and no insulation in the floors is a bit chilly (as I sit here wearing my wool trench pea coat over my multiple layers of clothing with the gas fire and heater on) so I have been getting area rugs to make it a tiny bit warmer and more homey. I found these beauties for accent rugs in our room so we don't have to step out of the warm bed onto the frigid floor. They were only $11 at costco! (I may have bought 4 of them for around the house and I want to get more).

I think they'll go lovely with the FWQ once it's done!

1 comment:

  1. How big are your new rugs? They look beautiful!
    Don't blocks always look a bit askew until they're sewn together? I guess you could cover up what would be in the seams to see how it looks.
    BTW, I don't know what "mommy" you're talking about. ;-)