Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Reformed Slacker

I spent a marathon day yesterday in my sewing room. It helped that the weather was crappy and Hubby was making dinner. Many, many hours later, fortified by chocolate, cashews, coffee and a glass of Merlot, I am happy to say I am a slacker no more. Here are the results, although I won't say they are for your viewing pleasure! Some are nice. Many are downright ugly. But the bottom line is that I am fully caught up with Friday Block Party! Here they are, eight weeks of the good, the bad & the ugly.

Week 24: Interesting block.

Week 23: Extremely easy and not very interesting.

Week 22: I love stars and this one is a favorite. I was pleasantly surprised that my points all matched!

Week 21: Ugly block. Stupid construction technique. I didn't put the little square onto the rectangle but just cut the strip to size. This one as a stand alone is awful. It is destined to be an orphan. As a whole quilt it is much better. I still don't like it.

Week 19: I love this block. My piecing on this one went smooth as silk so I guess I am improving. Someday I will make a quilt with Union Square blocks.

Week 2o: This one was interesting and different.

Week 17: I like this block. Very easy to piece. It would make a good alternate block in a top to create a different look.

Week 18: I have never liked this block. I think it must be the whole Nazi thing I associate it with. This was my last block of the day and I think the glass of wine was taking effect. It is pretty sloppy.

So there you have it. I'm all caught up. One thing I can say for certain is that I am getting pretty darn good at working with the homespun fabrics. I use a lot of spray starch on it and it really helps. I plan to put all those blocks into a quilt one of these days.


Kathryn said...

Congratulations for catching up with the pack. I agree with a lot of your comments on which blocks I liked and which I didn't.

Quilt Pixie said...

your so right -- some block designs are just ugly and it doesn't matter what you do, nothing will rescue it.

Isn't it neat to see how the practise is paying off on things like star blocks though :-)

Vicki said...

WOW I'm impressed. that's a lot of blocks for one day's sewing. As you say it's the good, the bad and the ugly. I'm thinking I have a few blocks that might make a good polishing rag and should never be part of a quilt LOL.

hetty said...

Wow! Way to go! I think all of your blocks are great. There is not much you can do when the pattern is just not too pretty to begin with.

Librarynan said...

Good Job, Julie!!! Very impressive, even if you don't like all the blocks. My turn to catch up when I get back to Oregon.

Carol E. said...

Congrats on catching up! I need to do the same. Just returned from a week out of town. I hope I find some time to sew now. As for the block you think is ugly, I agree as a one-block thing, but I once made a quilt from that design, and it was beautiful! Fun secondary design.