Thursday, February 26, 2009

Threads Together Quilting Bee - February

Here are my blocks for month one of the Threads Together Bee. I was sent four fabrics, and instructions to make 12.5 inch blocks with straight lines (ie no wonkiness) and fussy cutting.

I made a cutting error when I was cutting the fabric for the star block -- thus the two blue points. I had been trying to conserve fabric, so I thought I would cut one five inch strip, then cut down the 4 1/2 inch square out of the top and cut six 2.5 inch squares out of the bottom half of the same strip. But then I went off and broke up a fight between Andrew and Aaron. And when I came back, I thought I was cutting the other set of pieces needed for the block (four 4.5 by 2.5 rectangles) and so I cut the wrong size of strip and didn't have enough fabric left for all the squares. I am so daft some days. But I like the improvised results in the end. I do prefer the first block to the second, partially just becuase I'm not a big fan of pink.

The funny thing about these blocks is that I've borrowed the entire Season Two of Project Runway from my friend, and so as I was making these blocks, my overactive imagination was kicking into play. I was imagining the judges tearing me apart, and me getting eliminated from the quilting bee. Silly, I know. In the end, I was pretty happy with how they worked out, and I hope Jennycakes likes them.

1 comment:

Shannon Hillinger said...

I had so much trouble with how much fabric I had for what I wanted to do. I think I had to redesign my blocks three times, and then I still had to improvise on the second one.