The Friendship Star block was quick and easy (this installment's version of beginner's luck). Of course, I see every imperfection, but it still turned out pretty well, I think.
I do need to get some more neutrals, though. This block is booorring. I'll be at the fabric store on Friday for a class -- guess I'll just have to pick up some more fabric (heh, heh!)
|Steps to the Altar|
I'm not thrilled with the plaid fabric, but I don't have much in my stash that would work here. I do have some 4" pre-cut squares that are nice, but all in packages with no duplication of fabrics. Maybe I should go for a more srappy look. That way I could cut down the squares for the 3" half-square triangles that have appeared in nearly every block.
|Cups and Saucers|
Dishes seem to be a jinx for me! When we had the Cut Glass Dish a couple of weeks ago, it turned out terrible (I plan to make a replacement at some point).
This time it was the Cups and Saucers block. It started out great, but by the end the triangles looked more like trapezoids. I ripped and re-stitched to no avail. So yesterday I cut fresh pieces and started all over again. I still had to do some ripping, and I ended up cannibalizing the first block that I'd sewn. But it was worth it. This time there is only one really serious problem, but it's on an outside edge, so I have months before I have to worry about it!
This was the first version. O.M.G. The second version is better because I had just watched a tutorial for making a quilt with lots of triangles. I realized that lining up the cross-seams of the triangles is more important than maintaining a perfect 1/4" seam (as if). Much improved (but you don't want to see the back of the block!).
Well, I've completed 20 blocks so far (22 if you count re-sewing two of them), I still haven't made last week's bonus block, and now I have the 4 new ones. Better get crackin'!!