Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Batch of Patches



I can't say I wasn't warned. I was almost afraid to even try this block after seeing all the problems and frustration others were having. Rebecca's wonderful paper piecing tutorial tempted me to try that method. And because several of you made the dang thing a second time, I hung my head in shame at the thought of not even trying it once. So grabbing the scraps laying about from working on little valentine projects I gave it my best shot. The first quadrant (lower right) was pretty bad and I did a lot of do-overs trying to get it square. By the time I made the final quad, I was getting the hang of it pretty well. I am amazed it came out at 12 & 1/2 inches, well except for the slightly wonky bottom right edge. I am so glad I didn't try this sucker in homespun. What a nightmare that would be!! So it looks like I've got myself a huge potholder or a tiny table-topper for Valentine's Day. Or not. It is definitely an orphan block because there will be no siblings bred in this sewing room. Okay, I'm ready to tackle the next surprise from Quilt Pixies jar of goodies. It couldn't be any harder....could it?

7 comments:

Rosaline said...

I'm almost tempted to try this block even though it isn't 10 inches. Everyone had problems galore, but the majority came out looking quite nice. Your's did and don't you think this would make a beautiful quilt.

Librarynan said...

Nice job, Julie! I like the color choice. Whole different feel with the two color star: looks more country and traditional, don't you think? Perhaps this could become one of those diagonal "Humbug Bag" thingies, and turn itself into a nice gift?

Vicki said...

your block is looking good. I would never have known that you had problems with it if you never mentioned them. I'm glad you made the effort.

Living on the Spit said...

Great job. I am really jealous.

em's scrapbag said...

I think you did a fabulous job.

floribunda said...

It looks great, Julie -- I love the two colors and the different "look" it gives!

Quilt Pixie said...

I too found improvment each quadrant I made. Love the warm colours you used... great little block for something :-)