Despite not getting much other sewing done I am keeping up with the BAD blocks – “BAD” being a good description for some of them…sigh. I am getting down to scraps in some colours (which is a good thing when it comes to using up my stash) the trouble is those scraps are in my favorite colours. Still it does give me a good excuse to start cutting into those new fabrics I have been buying.
I am also becoming very creative in seaming scraps together to make up enough fabric to cut a block piece….vbg. It’s a nice feeling knowing I have used every last scrap of that particular piece of fabric.
Like the “Illinois” block May 19 – Mexican Rose i- s also one I could see myself making again.
It must be the colours I chose to work with – cause it sure can’t be the fabrics. I ran out of the cream – you can’t see it in the block but some of the smaller triangles are a different light fabric. I thought I had cut enough triangles in the chicken wire fabric only to find when I was sewing them together I was one triangle short. I seamed together some pieces of fabric, cut out the triangle and proceeded on, only to discover when I was joining more parts together that I had sewn two triangles to one square. I must have picked up two and not realised and treated it as one. Did I unpick that part of the block and resew it I hear you wonder? Not a Chance!!! If the triangle was that keen not to be parted from it’s sibling – who am I to argue. See you do get the warts and all versions of my sewing……lol.
As always the latest blocks are in my flick album – just click the link on the side bar to see more.