Sunday, July 26, 2009

Heather's 28 - 30

I've been a slacker because I've been distracted by another project. So I decided today to catch up with blocks 28, 29, 30. I decided to start with week 28 because that was an easy one.

I made every mistake possible and a few that were quite improbable. Made sections the wrong size? Check. Put together wrong? Check. You name it, I did it. I even had to go at one point and lay down in another room and count to 10 since it was dangerous for me to be around sharp objects in my current frame of mind.

So, I did the mature thing. I declared block #28 to be dead to me and moved on. We shall no longer speak the name.


I started using the mangled pieces of the block that shall not be named and made week 30. It went together with no problems whatsoever. I think it heard me cussing the previous block. Thank you very much.

Week 20 is the top block and it got fussy too. I had a hard time keeping things in order. There was a bit too much seam ripping for my taste. But I did learn something cool. One seam flying geese. It makes a 3D block. Here's the video. This only works on flying geese that are half as tall as they are wide. Yes, that was one of the many errors on that very naughty block.


Vicki said...

I've also been a slacker because of another project on the go and I have 28 - 30 to do as well. It's interesting that the so called easy one is the one that bites back. That has happened with a few easy blocks in the past for me. Maybe I'll start with the hard one.

I like how your two blocks turned out. The colours are so vibrant against the snow white fabric. Thanks for posting the link on the flying geese, very interesting.

Quilt Pixie said...

I too have been a slacker, and am planning on reforming soon -- but not quite yet! :-) You're reminder that the "easy" often isn't as we don't attend to the process as carefully is well noted. I shall try to take your learnings to heart! :-)

jan said...

Hello Heather,
they both look good to me, and you are way way ahead of me. I have managed to do a few more which I am about to load on site. Still lots to do, and struggling on this machine I am using. Mine is at the hospital!!!

Kathryn said...

I'm a sucker for blue and white, and your blocks look wonderful in those colors. I like your attitude about week 28, sometimes we just need to move on.

Librarynan said...

I'm thinking we are all "slackers" about now... some more than others, but all of us have blocks that don't turn out well - or other projects, or the blahs, or whatever. I PLAN on reformng, but right now it is too hot to stay in the house and quilt.
Your blue and white blocks are beautiful, and the floor (or maybe the counter) turned out quite nicely! I'm glad for you that you have slate in your house - it is "grounding" - but the d.e. wasn't intended.