Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I am sure that you are waiting with baited breath to see if I had any finishes that I could mark as 10/10/10. Yes I did. Sort of.
I decided to do something do-able instead of stressing out over it. I decided to do a block for the Jane Stickle book. Not only would this give me a completion, it would also bring progress to this project that has stalled for a very long time. Longer than I like to imagine. Part of the problem has to do with a change in scanners, which is a silly reason indeed. I realize that the quilt won't have the 10/10/10 date on it, but the spreadsheet will.
When I got out my material, I found that I had already started this block. Even better! I found the background fabric I needed, trimmed away unneeded parts of the applique, carefully and properly centered the applique with the freezer paper on top and sewed away. It wasn't until I took off the freezer paper that I realized that the applique had slid away from the freezer paper, and my block isn't as symmetrical as I wanted.
I could take out the bigger parts and trim and applique them down smaller, but in order to have a 10/10/10 finish, I decided to call this finished and be done with it. I don't think it looks bad, so it seems more of a design choice than an error.
As always, I reserve the right to remake any blocks that are bothering me at that time. But really, I think I will have so many of these hmmm blocks that I won't want to make the effort.
I have also finished all four of the Quilts for Kids quilts! Yeah! I need to set the ink on the labels, and wash them before I send them off. Oh yeah, and take pictures first.