Monday, June 15, 2009

What's Next?

I finished the pictured block before I finished the mini quilt. I was merrily going along making the blocks for the Wildflower Sampler, when all of a sudden the designer springs a paper pieced block on me. I haven't learned how to paper piece, and even though someday I may want to do that, I know I've done these triangles without having to paper piece. And I want to decide when I learn. So there. I had a printout from a magazine about what size to cut triangles, etc., so I did that. I may have made a mistake somewhere because this block doesn't look like everything fits well. I may have to remake it.

I then made the mini quilt and finished it, as I told you last time. This weekend, I got to decide what I was going to do next. This is a very hard decision, let me tell you. There are many choices of quilts that are in progress that could use more of my attention. I finally had to tell myself to stop wasting time deciding. I could simply pick up anything to work on - there is no wrong decision here. I decided to go back to work on another block of Wildflower Garden. Since I am out of kits, I decided to start with Block One, instead of working randomly. That would help me keep track of which blocks I need to work on. Oh yeah, and limit the decision making trauma on this and future blocks.

Guess what, Block One also has paper piecing. I guess the designer wasn't trying to trick me.

3 comments:

Yvette said...

I think the block looks fine.

I need to start working on mine again.

miniaturequilter said...

The block looks very pretty as is, hope you can find a way to use it. I have paper-piecing figured out, but when an appliqued block is thrown into something that's when I struggle. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

I think your block looks terrific, too. I think it's far more important to have fun and be creative then constantly pit ourselves against perfection. Unless they're buckling, missing stitches or going into a judged show...they're all happy and beautiful blocks and quilts to me!