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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fri. Nite/Sat. afternoon Sew-In

Here's what I ended up working on for the Fri. Night Sew-In. Actually I didn't work on these last nite cuz of the horrendous thunder/lightning storm we had. I kept thinking the electric was going to go out completely and I didn't want to run out to the craft barn in the pouring rain and get electrocuted, so I waited till today to work on sewing these blocks. I am a bit rusty as you will soon tell and need way more practice! I should have strip pieced these, but didn't think of it until I had already cut them into small pieces individually, so I ended up taking the LONG way ~ Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Here they are laid out in the way they are to be sewn....
Ok, don't look too closely!! I know some of the strips look crooked as a dog's hind leg, and I even tried squaring them up, too!! wahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Don't laugh! I'm more of a quilter~wanna~be!! LOL Honestly, I really can sew, I promise!! I just haven't done any strips lately~ ha. Today it seemed like I couldn't even sew a straight line!! What was up w/that???? hmmmmmmm.
I had heard really good reports about 'Best Press' and I wanted to see for myself how good it is. I bought the smallest size I could find and so far I really like it and it smells wonderful. Seems to get the wrinkles out of your fabric real easily.
Here's the rest of the blocks sewn together.... can anyone guess what it's gonna be???? If not I'll try to get it finished in the next few days or so and show you the finished product. (Maybe that'll motivate me to finish it)!! :))

This Wed. is my first BIG quilt class that I mentioned on an earlier post and I'm real excited, but a little nervous. Boy, I sure hope I can get my strips a LOT straighter for the class!!!

We are having gorgeous weather here the last few days, sunny and warm and it finally feels like SPRING!!!!!!! Hope you are enjoying your wkend. so far!!



Christine said...

To my untrained eye your blocks look great!
Can't wait to see it finished!
Hope you have a more relaxing, calmer evening!

Heidi said...

They look great! I could really go for a thunderstorm right now!

Glad you were able to make progress.

Sheila said...

Whatever you are making is sure to be something pretty! So, you're having spring weather, well today we have had snow flurries off and on, rain, WIND, SUN, rain, snow, cold and colder! Gotta love springtime in Idaho.
Hope all is well. TTYS~

Myra said...

I don't know what it is but with those fabrics and colors it is sure to be pretty.

Astrid's dragon said...

Looks great to me, I know I couldn't to that! I just went to a quilt show this weekend and was in awe of what was done. I'll be posting some pictures soon of quilts that a friend made, they are amazing!

Darlene said...

Just popping in to say "hi". :-) You're working on a sweet project.

Wendy said...

Ok you can relax now ,
no more 'comments' tonight...hehehe I think 3 in one night is more than enough for you to cope with ;)
I like your blocks, nice and simple in design, I always like simple designs, probably because I've got a simple head ..lol!??! (that was supposed to be a compliment , just in case you weren't sure)
I think it could be past my bedtime .. hahaha
Hugs Wendy x
P.S. Good luck with the class.

Prim n Raggedy said...

I love your choice of fabric for your quilt blocks Tanya...very pretty, and your blocks look good to me!
Carole x

Angie Berry said...

You won't find me laughing... I'm proud of you for attempting it! I am still too scared, lol. It looks great so far!