Friday, March 2, 2012

Finish It Up Friday, March 2, 2012

As I have mentioned before, I work a funky rotating 12 hour schedule.  This past week has been my "long change".  In other words, I have not worked since Thursday, February 23 on night shift until tonight.  You would think I would get a lot done in that time.  I did not. 

Between recovering from Cajun night and the weather I battled a migraine.  Yesterday I took my MIL to the quilt show in Bloomington, Indiana.  We both enjoyed it and I controlled myself buying fabric.  But it meant no sewing.

Today I was determined to get my blocks done for my BOM.  Here is the practice block I did on Monday (I think).

Not perfect, but not bad.  I paid closer attention to the flying geese as I made the "real" ones today.

Still not perfect but I could live with it.  Unfortunately, I didn't do so well with its mate.  I am not sure why.  I took it apart and resewed it and it still is lacking.  Can you tell which is the good and which the bad in this photo?

They go into the quilt on point like this and they are "floating" so hopefully my screw up won't be too noticeable. 

Because Amanda Jean only had blocks to show today I am going to link up with her and try not to feel guilty about not having a finish!  I am also linking up with the Fabric Addict.  Whoop Whoop!  And, how could I forget.....I am linking up with Richard, too.  I found AmyLouWho again and I think I am managing to link with her. 

ETA:  Richard asked about the pattern.  I found one that looks the same on Quilter's Cache.  The instructions I received called for cutting all of the HST before cutting.  I like this one better.  Try Star & Pinwheels, Richard.
Here is the other thing I did this afternoon between storms.

Yes, I know it is ugly.  I was testing a design I had in my head.  I used this fabric that I didn't like after I bought it on clearance at Connecting Threads.  I am doing this block in bright batiks and snow white.  I will rotate the block 90° as I progress across the rows and down the columns.  It will be sashed in the same snow white in the same size as the sashing within the block.  I didn't cut the center column apart correctly.  I missed by a quarter inch.  I also think I am going to move where I split the third column but still split it into 3 parts.  Comments, criticisms and suggestions are welcome. 

Thanks for looking!

Keep Stitchin'!



  1. Mary, I can't find the mistake!

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    1. Richard, I think it was called pinwheels and stars. I will check at home tomorrow.

  3. Mary, you're just too hard on yourself. I can't see the mistake which means one of two things: 1. you didn't make a mistake or 2. I need to drink more coffee to focus better. And I like the stacked block. Stop being so hard on yourself, girl...quilting's supposed to be f-u-n!!

    1. It is fun, Stephanie. I cannot believe a perfectionist such as you didn't see them right away. The one on the right is all screwed up. The points don't meet in the center and on one edge the rows don't match up at all.

      This shouldn't be that hard to accomplish. They are straight lines for crying out loud. There are no gathers, no adjusting to fit and odd shape, no matching prints at seams. Just slap two pieces together and sew! I will master this!

  4. Pinwheel blocks--- I haven't seen these in awhile--yours are perfect!!

  5. Those are lovely blocks. I can see where you're going with your bottom block; that will be gorgeous.

  6. Love the colors and the fabrics in the 1st block. So pretty!!

  7. They look identical to me, I have no idea why are you worried?

  8. Nope...I can't see any mistakes either. They look great to me!

  9. Your blocks are lovely - and I can't find the mistake either! And I really like your test quilt - it's interesting and I don't think it's ugly at all! Whoop whoop!!


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