Busy, busy, busy. Al went out of town Tuesday and I haven’t slowed down since. Usually, I take at least one day to wallow in pseudo-independence and watch Charmed reruns without editorial comments from the peanut gallery and eat popcorn for dinner.
OK, so I have watched Charmed reruns and I have eaten popcorn for dinner at least once. But I really have been very busy with catching up from one holiday and getting ready for the next one. I’ve finally gotten the tree up and decorated for Christmas.
I also am caught up with my quilt blocks for that block-of-the-month club, and thought I’d catch you up, too.
Month 5, Block 1--Old Favorite
Month 5, Block 2--Treasure Chest
Month 4, Block 1--Around the Corner
Now, I’ve gone backwards because I wanted to show this block last. For you puzzle lovers out there, see if you can figure out what is wrong with this block. You might be able to figure it out by comparing it to the others. It's called Crooked Path, but the path shouldn't be this crooked.
Month 4, Block 2--Crooked Path
Do you see a symmetrical pattern? Nope, me either. Know why? Because I screwed up. I guess I wasn’t paying attention when I put this block together. Here’s a close up of the culprit:
Those 2 triangles on the right are backwards. It should match the triangles opposite, with blue on the bottom and flowers on the top.
So, now I have some seam ripping to do. I’m trying to decide if I can just fudge it and only take out the seams around it, fix it, and sew again. I’m also thinking of leaving it in and seeing if anyone notices, but since I’m probably going to give this away, I really should at least make an effort to do it correctly.
But you know, the Amish make mistakes on purpose in their quilts so that they won’t be perfect because only God is perfect. So really, I have a moral obligation to leave errors in. Especially since my errors are organic and natural.
I’m also working on a wreath quilt that will be a wall hanging. Thought you might want to see what a block looks like before it’s sewn together. I’ve sewn the first row together, but you get the idea.
Well, that’s enough for today. What should I do tomorrow? What should I do this weekend? One can only eat so much popcorn.