Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lone Star

This week's quilt block  ran the entire range of sewing emotions, from *&^#^$^$&&#&# this stupid thing!! to OMG I love it!! And believe me - no one was more surprised than me at the turnaround. I started out by trying everything I could think of (but obviously not the correct thing) to get the diamond points to match up reasonably well. I think I picked out each seam at least once, but once I figured it out they all ended up perfect enough for my taste. And then the inset seams that I wanted to punch in their stupid y-shaped faces last time worked out OK. I could feel myself getting giddy that I might actually piece a difficult block that wasn't a hot mess. And I really think I did it. It's not perfect, but the little quirks are so minor they'll quilt right out so they're not even really quirks. Ready to see it?

Haha. that's the back. I just thought the back was pretty too. The geographical center of this block is quite seam-a-licious. OK, here's the front:

I am quite proud of this block and actually--dare I say--enJOYed making it! Apparently the right playlist on iTunes is pretty key to successful sewing. Fun coincidence: as I was doing the final press on this the song 'Lone Star' by Norah Jones came on. What timing! Anyway, there is no WAY I'd be making this one in bulk. I don't think, anyway. Maybe when I'm old and retired and have endless bits of time. Or young and retired. One should aim high.

I can't believe there are only 3 blocks left in this quilt along and then the year-long adventure is done. Next month's theme is "I'll never be able to make that block!" My heart is a little afraid, but I'm nice and confident now that I feel like I aced this one.

In just the right fabrics this would be a really cute block for a Christmas pillow. I have lots of Christmas scraps. I'll have to see what I can do.

I think I'm going to go work on my rainbow ripple afghan a little bit. It was neglected for several months and I'm enjoying getting back to it in odd little snippets of time here and there.

Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. did I miss 3 posts? Love the block. Love the orange plaid bag...and I really love the yard pics. So neat!!! Looked like fun!!



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