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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP ~ 1-22-14

My vintage quilt blocks have been a VERY slow “Work in Progress" yesterday and today. It seems like all I have done is rip. I have only finished two blocks because of my ongoing errors. These boo-boos have got to stop ASAP! I think I’m being so careful, and I still mess up.

 Art Square
I do not like the way the white corners came out against the off-white of the fabrics, so when I finish all my blocks I will change the squares to some of my white that has off-white in it. I think that will look lots better.

 Dove at the Window with Upside Down Error
This is the block that about killed me. I made so many mistakes with cutting and placement, and then in the end I still finished it with one upside-down square. And, this was classified as a “beginner” block in the book. UGH! Have any of you done a block incorrectly over and over again? I feel like such a dufus.

I even nipped my left thumb cuticle with the new blade on the rotary cutter. I am really careful with the thing, and this is the first time I have ever had a slip up. A wee bit of blood in my book, but no damage to the quilt block.

 I went back and ripped it out again, and now I think everything is OK.
It sure is a good thing I do not mind ripping.

Here are my 11 blocks out of the 20...that’s half way. I have finished all of the “beginner” ones...that’s a joke...and have made a dent in the “ intermediate” ones. All of the non-paper pieced blocks are complete. The rest require foundation paper piecing.

This post is linked with WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced..

7 comments:

  1. 'good thing i don't mind ripping.' ha ha. :)

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  2. Genie!!!! Your blocks are PERFECT. All your hard work is truly paying off. I too am quilting, on a machine that is older than dirt/or me. My mother's Feather Weight Singer. It's compact and works on the boat. I made a 6" finished square the other day. It worked out very well. So.....I wanted to make a 12" finished block for another project, just like the first one. I figured if the first square was 6 and I wanted to make a 12, all I had to do was double the measurements on the cut pieces. I ended up with a 16" square! Groan. There must a formula for that. Anyway, while I was in West Palm Beach, Florida, waiting to cross to the Bahamas, I got to see the World Quilt Show that was there for the weekend. I saw creations from all over the world. Award winning quilts like nothing I had even imagined were possible to make. so inspiring! quilt on, woman. We Can Do THis! :)

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  3. I've always been around people (ladies) who quilted, crocheted, or knitted. I never understood how you can start out with nothing and end up with something that awesome. Very nice. I just about forgot.

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  4. Stopping by to say, Wow inspired, I saw your beauty on Freshlypieced.

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  5. You are doing great! Hope things are going better with the rotary cutter! Those things are dangerous! Best, Kate

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  6. Wonderful. Breaking something down into manageable segments makes so much sense. I should learn to live life with the mind of a quilter.

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