As Siobhan would say, I grabbed ahold of my big-girl-panties and sat at the sewing machine yesterday and knocked off four of 'em.
At right is "Opposites Attract"
This one is called "Homeward Bound". Once I got the whole "quick" flying geese thing figured out, it was pretty simple to put this one together.
I think that blue fabric makes a super bold statement in this block. It may be one of the most visually appealing of all the blocks.
This one is called "Heartache". And yes, it does look the the red blocks are different sizes, but that's because I haven't stitched the outer seams. Trust me, I stared at this one on the work table long and hard, thinking I'd made another stupid mistake.
Then I hung it up on the design wall. By the way, Jackie has a MUCH bigger and better design wall
So, that block is supposed to be smaller. Thank goodness I've already got HBP, or I'd have to blame it on the book!
This next block I actually enjoyed making. It's called "Chain Link". But I'm not sure, isn't it traditionally called Jacob's Ladder? I could be wrong. Anyway, liked this one and could see making a whole quilt out of it.
This next one I call churn dash, but the book calls it "Shoofly". Sorry for the yucky picture, but I started this morning at 9AM with five blocks to go and picture taking time was at about 5PM. I was wiped!
Thank goodness I've been stockpiling leftovers in the freezer. That allowed me to start making supper at about 6PM and it was like I'd made a whole meal and spent hours doing it!
I was not happy to see this block again. Since I'd done one very similar on Sunday, but turned out this one was much easier to do than its predecessor. And I kinda liked the green for a change of pace. It may be the only green block in the whole quilt.
This one is called "Sawtooth".
I wanted to take a chain saw to the top of my head by the time I'd finished this one this afternoon.
And that's all I have to say about that.
And finally - THANK GOD, FINALLY!!!!
. . . because I don't ever want to see these fabrics again . . . .
Finally, the last block is "Basket".
Translating this from the proscribed production manner to one that was easier, late in the day, almost did me in, but I was determined to finish today. I also did not like the template provided to do the handle. Traditionally the handle is done with bias and so that's the way I did it.
I will wait a few weeks and give myself a breather from this project before I begin to assemble the blocks into the quilt top. It's all down hill from here!
Hope you enjoyed.