|Can you see that white dust all over my Spring? Last week 70's, this week.....snow. Welcome to Pennsylvania!|
I think I mentioned in a prior post that I signed up for another Block of the Month. I have mixed feelings about the whole BOM process. First, I love learning from an experienced quilter and thoroughly enjoy being able to focus on one block at a time. Now, most often the BOM's are a little more intricate than what I have been doing lately. I readily admit to going easy for the last two years or so. I like the quick finish and the satisfaction of finishing...period. But now it is time to do a little more focused work, at least once a month :)
|Number one, done.|
Now truth be told, I am not sure about the fabrics. These are Pat's fabrics. I am not sure if this block is my cup of tea and it was a stinker, I have to say. Even the instructor commented on the fussiness of this block. Whew! It is not just me. I think what bothers me with this block is the mixture of primary colors, pastels, a neon and a word print. I think that is the thing.
So, here we have block number one. Finished.
|As a center block, I think this is OK.|
|See what I mean about the colors???|
Cindy's words of wisdom:
- A finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt. Hear that.
- One or two threads off your stitching line can turn into a big mistake in the finished block. Totally agree.
- Square up each unit before moving on to combining block to block. So true, ask me how I know that!
- Use Fabric Sizing on washed fabric and Best Press on unwashed fabric to stabilize bias seams.
- Lay out your block and confirm design before sewing units together. This is so helpful when piecing intricate blocks with multiple pieces.
video-how to hang small quilts and art quilts...brilliant!