Friday, May 7, 2010


Yesterday was one of those days.  I'm just a little behind on my BOM for my guild so I thought I would do some catching up.  I went out in the morning for groceries and spent a load of money for not much of anything.  (At least with fabric I can see what I got for the kind of dosh I've spent.)
Karl had to see his surgeon at 2:00 so after I dropped him off (we knew his visit would take at least 1 1/2 hours) I came back home and started my block.  I intended to do at least 2 of them, but started with the most time consuming one.  Boy was it time consuming!

These are the fabrics I chose for all the blocks.  They suggested that we use a "busy" fabric for the background and the "busiest" I had was the white with red dots on it.  Its working out fine.

This is the block I had to do.  Royal Star Block.  Looks simple right.  Not when I do them!  If there is a mistake to be made I'll do it.

I sewed each individual section and then thinking it looked perfect, I sewed the rows row -- the middle one -- is wrong!!!!!!!!!  I could have kicked myself around the block.
Reverse stitch!  Re-do. 

The yellow in the second row should be opposite to what it is.  Honestly, I checked, I really did. 

It took me about 10 minutes to correct the mistake.  I just did the four corners that were wrong, gave it a good press and its good to go. 
When the top is done and it will be after the May meeting it will look like this
I have 6 blocks done and there are nine in all. 

Two more tomorrow and then the last one at the end of May.  It is only 21" x 21" when completed, but I'm going to use the stars with the sashings as a centre for a quilt.  I'll add an inner border of the background fabric and hopefully use a bright red for the border. 
I have a place to send it to and I know it will be very much appreciated.

I didn't tell you that I had trouble printing off the patterns too.  I forgot to sent my printer properly and that gave me angst.  I should have known from there I was going to be in trouble.

This picture is for those of you that think we only have fantastic weather.  This is during the height of the storm that rolled through last night.  Rain, wind, dark clouds, but look at my neighbour's tree.  Isn't it beautiful?

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