We have dedicated 2013 to be a year of sewing. Follow our progress through The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and The Liberty Book of Home Sewing as well as any other projects that may pop up. Look forward to multiple postings per week as well as Linky Parties to share your own sewing stuff.
Friday, March 1, 2013
This week's blocks
I suppose I could have just back-dated my previous post, and you would have all (all both of you) thought I'd actually posted it on time. Oh well.
#25 Cups and Saucers
I realized that my quilt needed more green. It's only my favorite color ever, and I flipped through my blocks so far and realized there was a severe lack. So here's another green block! I was thinking the leafy fabric looked like a nice chintzy china pattern, and the green made it look like a garden tea party. But it really looks like poker table green. So I guess it's a tea party on the poker table.
#26 Cut glass dish
These are the last three scraps of this pretty teal polka-dotted pattern, and I reserved them especially for this block.
I'm getting to really loathe the #13 triangles, which this one has about a million of. The #13 is the tiniest template, and it winds up being one half of a 1" square. If the pattern calls for the #13 triangle, it usually asks for at least 20 of them. Barf! It takes forever to cut them all (even when I cheat and use the rotary cutter), and then it takes forever to sew the intricate block.
#27 Darting Birds
I know I'm really mature, but every time I read the name, darting birds, I'd change it in my mind to "farting birds." I don't love how this block turned out, but with its gajillion #13 triangles, I'm not sure I'll redo it. It can just stay wonky.