Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friday Block Party


Yes, I am quite aware that it isn't Friday but I am crashing the block party anyway. Wrong outfit, wrong block, wrong day, but I am crashing it anyway. Quilt Pixie has been hosting her Friday Block Party for several weeks now, and I have been eyeing it longingly. Wouldn't it be fun to join in and make a block a week?

I decided to go ahead and make a block. No big projects that will never be done considering my schedule. Surely I can spare a few minutes a day and come out with a block at the end of the week?

As luck would have it, my mother returned the bag of fabric that she purchased on Super Bowl Sunday. I'm not sure if it was meant for me, she might have told my brother to give me back my bag and forgotten that there were things still in there. I'm not asking any questions. The bag of fabric appears to be a kit for the book that I bought that same day. It is clear that it isn't the entire kit - there are duplicates of some block, and some block are missing entirely, but I figure I can start one. I randomly take out a roll of fabric that is bundled with a sticker that says block 10. Okay, decisions averted - I'm making block 10.

There isn't enough turquoise fabric to make the block - oops. No problem, I'll borrow from another block. Oops again, I manage to get too happy with the rotary cutter and need to remake one part of the block. None of the other blocks use this fabric. The amazing thing is that I was able to find scraps of fabric in my house that match wonderfully. When I ever get to finish Moondance, it won't have any fabric left, because I keep borrowing it for other projects.

It isn't perfect - I didn't think about those points having to match, and I'm not that motivated to make them all nice, but once I took the photo, it looks pretty good to me.

7 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

you did a great job! and sounds like a plan for choosing the blocks you'll do -- welcome to the fun!! :-)

hetty said...

It looks perfect to me. I love how you did the corners! Borrowing seems to work! Glad you are able to join us. The more the merrier!

paula, the quilter said...

Sound like a good plan to me. Love the colors in the block.

McIrish Annie said...

Love your block nice and bright! Oh and I hate when you order something that is supposedly in stock and then it is Back ordered!!

laura west kong said...

it's beautiful ... love the colors! =(^_^)=

Tanya said...

Ooh beautiful block! Love the gradation in the colors.

KathieB said...

That would make up into a super quilt--lots of cool secondary patterning.