Saturday, May 21, 2011
Block Party Saturday
All this travel has gotten me behind on some swaps and projects. I've really got to get with it. Today, I decided that I could at least get caught up on Bee blocks. I expected it to take a couple of hours. Well, I did get some blocks done, but it seemed to take a lot longer than I thought it should.
Carrie wanted picture blocks. I don't know why, but I always seem to have a little trouble visualizing how the angles should go. I made a big mistake and cut some fabric wrong, which made the second block (above) a real challenge. Finally got both these blocks completed.
The bento block was for Kristina. She had all the pieces cut and so this one was really easy. A little trimming and it was all done.
I still have a couple of blocks to make for the First Time Bee. This bee has been a challenge. Everyone has chosen something different, and it has really stretched my skills.
This month, we are doing Mondo birds. I haven't ever done them before but there's a great tutorial here. I hope to get those done tomorrow.
And, before the end of the month, I need to finish the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap and the Stitch Duchess Pin Cushion Swap. I know what I want to do, but I just can't manage to sit down to do it. It's hard to sew when you're not home. And I was hoping to get the MIAGIA quilts quilted and bound before Monday. Hmmm...
And on a more mundane note, my girls have sent me all their jeans that need mending. I read somewhere that asking a quilter to mend was like asking Michaelangelo to paint the bathroom. LOL. Guess there's always plenty to do.