Isn't that just the cutest little block?
I'm beginning to think that sampler blocks are like children. Each one is so different, but they all belong to you, and there's not an ugly one in the bunch!
From a critical point of view, some of the points got knocked off, and more will with additional seam allowances around it. Do I care? Nah, no way! I think it's adorable! Yup, me who only liked modern looking fabrics for how long. It's so, so different playing with subtle fabrics. It's like painting with a finer brush, in my opinion. It takes a lighter hand to create the same texture a modern quilter does with larger prints and brighter colors.
Three Done This Morning
Now for some wise advice about what to do when you get behind in a quilt along.
Don't. Do not. Do not. Do not. You will say (or at least think) bad words, and despise yourself for doing it. I guarantee it.
I kid you not, it happens to all of us. We roll along so well doing our blocks on time, and then all of a sudden another project barges in, and we think, "I'll catch up next week when the next 3 come out." It's like compound interest on a loan, and I'm paying the bank like crazy right now!
As of last Thursday when reality hit, I was (cough cough) twenty-two behind. 22! These finish at 6", and you can see how many pieces they have on average.
Add More Fabrics
& Pace Yourself
One thing I realized was that I was using the same fabrics over and over. I didn't have nearly enough of a range of reds so a quick shopping trip was in order. It helped. I wanted to use those new, pretty prints badly. I put my self to work, and got 13 sewn over the weekend. That left 8--plus one cut out, and 3 more came out this morning. At 3 a day, I'll be caught up before Easter. Then I can officially clear out of the kitchen, and back to the studio since there are people coming for Easter lunch. Shall we say this is the carrot on the stick?
I hope your week is hoppining eggactly as you'd like it, but if it's not find some peace in your stitching.
*These blocks are part of a quilt along called 150 Canadian Women designed by Kat Tucker at Next Step Quilt Designs. She publishes 3 blocks a week, and they are all available for a limited time. There is an active Facebook group of the kindest folks--maybe because there are so many Canadians, but all are working through these together.
For more blocks in this series on Pink Doxies use the search words 150 Canadian Women or blocks. It's not to late to join in either if you're tempted. She'll have a cd for sale at the end for any blocks you might have missed.
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.
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