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.

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm going to figure out what size of square I need to make the #13 triangles come out right using a shortcut I learned on vanessa's blog to make squares made up of two triangles and just do that every time it calls for triangles. I'll let you know if I can figure it out...