Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A few more blocks...

Let's see, first is Sylvia's Bridal Quilt... I got G2, G3, G4 and G5 done.... Yay!

Then I moved on to the Civil War Block of the Week that Barbara Brachman is offering, that Yvette and I had been eyeing for weeks (
here), because, I really and truly NEEDED another UFO project.

Yvette had a really good idea that since they are now up to week 26, they are half done. So if we do two blocks a week, say #1 and #26, and next week #2 and #27..... we might just catch up at the end and finish on time.

I love these blocks. They are a nice change in both size and difficulty from the Sylvia blocks! Here are my first few blocks....

And look what I tripped over in my garden today!

A 2 pound zucchini!

It's almost too hot for this type of lettuce to grow, I think this might be the last batch I get of this variety. Salad and zucchini - Dinner's almost planned!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Learning Curves....

I got my last two blocks done on my current row of my Farmer's Wife quilt....

Then I put the Farmer's Wife stuff into a drawer, and pulled out my Sylvia's Bridal Quilt. I am going to conquer row G.

First up was G-1, a block that the book did not give me a foundation paper piecing pattern for. No way was I going to tackle this one with just bits of fabric.... there were bias seams involved and... it was 'Y-Seam Hell' to boot! "Y-seam" and "six-inch block" should not be used in the same sentence, don't you agree?

I used the EQ program and tried to make my own foundation paper. There was a bit of a learning curve getting the finished paper piecing patterns to print. Wasn't a scaling issue - it was something else weird on my computer and once I deleted a few programs (hope they weren't important!), things printed just fine (I thought). Turns out it was a bit on the small size. I lost a half inch approximately, all around.....

So I slapped on thin borders and put it in the "finished" bag. No way was I going to redo that block!

On to G-2!!