Monday, March 15, 2010

I suppose I should start preparing for April!

Okay, so I really have been thinking a lot about my month.  I have paid attention to the thoughts and comments and I am torn.  I want to do the Antique Tile from Modify tradition, but I also would love to do a "free-for-all-choice" on your part. So, I'm going to take a vote...because I don't mind either way.  Please let me know which you would prefer!  Thanks.  :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

The Amish Quilt Block seemed easy enough and Tracy provided ample instruction on what fabrics she wanted where on the block.      How difficult could it be?

First, I didn't pre-plan the fussy cut flowers.  Nope, I just started cutting.   They looked great---coming out identical---until I realized I wouldn't have enough fabric to cut all eight.   Tracy understands and sends more fabric.

Second, I didn't remove the blocks (waiting fabric ala mistake one) from my sewing table so while I was sewing a tunic for myself I get too happy with the rotary cutter.    You can just imagine.   I sliced right through the 6.5 x 6.5 center square.   Tracy understands and sends more fabric.

Third, I didn't ask Tracy to send a strip 6.5" wide and so cannot cut a 6.5 x 6.5 square with the second fabric.   Doesn't this block realize that resistance is futile?   It will be assimilated into this quilt!    I piece fabric to make the 6.5 x 6.5 center square and I finish the second block.

Here's a closer look.

I still plan to insure and track the package I mail to Tracy.   Just in case.   Hopefully Tracy has it in her to understand once more as these blocks will  reach her two weeks late.