Sunday, February 3, 2013

Update

Have you ever pulled out a bag o blocks with the intention of assembling them and just getting them out of the cabinet? I mean, how hard is it....You know how you're going to set them, you have the fabric all together...and in actuality, the fabric has been in the bag with the blocks since 2008! How hard is that? AND, to boot, you think you're getting quality blocks to work with! That was my first mistake....thinking I was getting quality made blocks! The turquoise and brown blocks previously pictured were done in 2008 and the hostess was an online friend who had some serious issues with poorly made swap blocks and didn't mind telling you that she wouldn't accept them poorly made. Well, let me tell you, what should have taken a couple of hours yesterday of attaching blocks took a lot longer. I had to remake at least 2 blocks in each row no lie, 2 blocks were over 1/2 inch too small. Others were wonky to the point that when I sewed them together, some have super scant seam allowances so much that I PRAY they don't come apart! It was a frustrating project but one that's done and even looks kind of nice even though many stars don't have points etc. I put a small 1-1/2 inch neutral border around them all last night after this picture was taken and cut up all the turquoise and brown fabrics I had on hand and will assemble a piano key border this afternoon. I haven't done a block swap in years, and after discussing these blocks with 2 friends, I think this was the last swap I actually did participate in.....

Here's one block up close....
The fabrics throughout the quilt are gorgeous, and in the end once the quilter works her magic on it, it's going to be a gorgeous quilt but the assembly and lack of quality control was terrible......

So, what will you be doing during Superbowl?  Will you actually be watching or will you be doing something constructive?
I can tell you, I will be sewing but will be rooting for the Ravens because my future son in law and daughter live in Ravens Country (Maryland) and will be sooooo disappointed if they don't win......
So, here's to you Tim and Jen.....GO RAVENS!

2 comments:

Robin said...

Ugghhhh for poor quality blocks! I will have my own turn with these blocks soon enough so I'm sure I'll have the same complaints! You got your wish....Ravens are the 2013 champs!!!

Liz said...

That one doesn't look familiar so I'm hoping I wasn't the horrible hostess. LOL What you did Peg, with the little border all around, is a great solution according to Sharon Craig's book I have. At least it's going to be a finish and yes, it will be gorgeous.