Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Fun and Done....Not so much

Hello, All!  Hope your week is going well.  Because of my crazy schedule this is my "weekend".  It is going good and bad.  The good is I got to start the day keeping our grandson.  No pictures but he was a happy boy.  Standing up to everything.  I fed him his cereal and fixed his Pap pancakes and bacon for breakfast at the same time.  Nice to still be able to do SOMETHING right.

My WIP is a Fun and Done I signed up to take at the LQS.  Mainly I went for the company.  Today was the final day.  Since I had Blaine and the remainder of a migraine I opted out but have been working on it.

I am now joining blocks.  I have two layout options.  Both are still a possibility.

Option one which is what I thought I wanted.

Option two, which I actually like better.  I am glad I laid them out before I had joined anymore blocks.  I am now at the point I can go either way but if I had sewn anymore blocks together it would have either been a commitment or a seam ripper.

I really am not enjoying this any longer.  A little bit of it is fun but 48 blocks are not for me.  I will use the technique for some other things but I doubt I do another of these start to finish like this.  I actually stopped to pay bills and MEND because I was tired of this.

All the trimming is wearing, too.  Look at all this waste and it is only half of it.

I know some people call those crumbs and save them.  I call it trash and that is what I do with it!

I don't want to sound critical of this technique.  I think it would be good for my MIL and SIL.  I will probably make some place mats or table runners with it.  I will be posting pictures of the process in another post so that my aunt and a friend can see how it is done.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced.  Be sure to check out what everyone is working on!

Keep Stitchin'!



  1. Oh dear, it's a shame you're not enjoying it - I think it looks amazing! Both layouts work for me but if I had to decide, I'd go for #2 ... hope that migraine's going or gone :)

  2. I like version 2 best. they are unique blocks. are they using a quilt as you technique? I haven't tried that yet, but will, one of these days when I finish a few projects.

  3. I like the second option too, at least you got some company and fun out of your class even if the tech ique is not your cup of tea.

  4. I'm one of those who saves the crumbs, but I also stay away from techniques that will give me so many of them!


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