Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back-up to Catch-up

Well, here I am again. The Big Behind. I've been sewing up a storm but not on Friday Blocks. I'm determined to do all 52 blocks during the year so in an effort to catch up yet again, I am going backwards until I get to one I've already made. (I just took a peek and realized I'm 10 weeks behind! Aaack!)

Week #35-Castle in the Air
Pretty straight forward block made with scraps laying on my cutting table.

Week #34-Rally Round
That center part was a pain to do. I like the block, though, just not enough to make
a bunch for a whole quilt top. Maybe a table runner...hmmmm

Week #33-Northumberland Star
I agree with QP that the pressing directions on this were bad. My poor presser foot struggled to get over those seems. I decided right at the start not to try to keep the plaids going in one direction. Good thing! It was hard enough to keep all the parts in the right position. I would have gone crazy trying to match plaid direction, too. Although I like this block, I can't imagine making more than one.

Week #32-Mosaic 3
A truly uninspiring block. I almost skipped it but I wanted to try the flying geese method. It's actually pretty slick. This block took all of 15 minutes to make, a record for me.

I've been reading all the posts as I go backwards and I love all the fabric choices and helpful hints. It also makes me feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one that gets behind. So with 4 done, I have 6 more to go. If you don't hear from me in a week, send the paramedics. I'm probably drowning under a sea of scraps!


hetty said...

Nice catch up job! I like them all!

Quilt Pixie said...

I love seeing the range in fabrics you're using -- those home spuns are lovely -- I would have been tearing my head out with such a "soft" fabric trying to make that block... :-)

Librarynan said...

Tee Hee... bet I've got more to make up tha you do,though! Can't sew at all this week. You do such a nice job of picking fabrics, J... love the Hibiscus (is that how it is spelled?)in the first block.

Vicki said...

Don't feel bad about being behind, I'm also behind and will be this weekend as well. I love what you've done this week, so greeat fabric, even if they are scraps just lying around.