Friday, August 28, 2009

The second batch of monochromatic blocks arrived yesterday. I had sent two batches of 20- 6 1/2" blocks and received the same in return, in two mailings. A central hostess sorted and mailed out these blocks to the 50 participants. She certainly had a lot of work to get these blocks back to us.

I did end up with a duplicate block, but out of 40 blocks, this isn't bad. I had 5 blocks from the new batch that I took apart and resewed. They weren't that misshapen, but when you are working with a somewhat small block, there isn't much room for error. The tiny blocks don't have much stretching possibilities, so it was just easier to redo them. I feel that they will all go together easier by just resewing them. This extra work will save me time in the long run.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet and will put them on the back burner for the time being. I imagine that I will make a tablecloth out of them, maybe 6 blocks x 6 blocks. My kitchen table is a small round table and a square tablecloth looks nice with the corners draping down. We'll see.
Right now, I need to get into the Christmas gift making mode and get moving. I have several projects planned that I'm hoping won't be as time consuming as last year's gifts. I've also signed up for some classes for various projects that I believe will make good gifts. Although you certainly don't need classes to make gifts, it gives me a jump start. The classes are free at my fabric shop and the motivation is priceless!

1 comment:

  1. It was nice meeting you too. I see where you have signed up for some classes so I might see you there too. I didn't get back to you sooner as we were getting ready to leave. I did solve my problem and will be posting my mini quilt in the next couple days. Maybe see you in class.