Sunday, March 21, 2010

And I go round and round

A nice progression don't you think?

See those pieces under my blocks?
They are there because I, my friends, am an idiot.
Ok, not an idiot. Just challenged at times.
 You see this quilt is going to be 48*48, assuming I don't play with the border size. Somehow this translated into my poor brain as 48 blocks, not the 64 I actually need for the 8*8 setting.
Now because I was a good girl and followed Carrie's instructions this is not a big deal. I have the pieces, sewn and ready. I just need to make 16 more blocks. I'm not sure they'll end up as scrappy as these ones but they'll be fine I'm sure.

I did something I have never done before on this block as well. I didn't try to control the fabrics, I just stuck my hand in the bin, and as long as it wasn't already in the block it went in. This has been both terrifying and liberating. The blocks seem to have turned out well, and basically balanced. I'll see when I put them all together.

 Thanks everyone for your kind words on my Le Jardin Block Three. I was so terrified of messing that block up but like so many things I'm trying to not let that stop me.


Anonymous said...

They are coming along nicely....I'm going to be envious of your red fun to have on hand for holidays too!!

Darlene said...

I can't wait to your Roundabout - it's going to be fabulous in all those reds.

You're not an idiot - we've all made similar mistakes. Be kind to yourself, Sweetie. :-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

You are not an idiot!~ I was off with my counting just a week ago~ it happens when creative minds are busy creating. ;-) Your red rounds are adorable!~ I think we are all going to be drooling over your quilt. :-) Happy stitching!

Rene' said...

Cara, these reds are beautiful. Great blocks. Can't wait to see the final quilt.

hetty said...

Oh, heck, Cara. You are not an idiot. I am always doing idiotic things like that. Sometimes it allows me to be more creative. As for reacing into the bag and pulling out the scraps you want to use - a good way to be even more creative! I love the way these blocks are coming together. The reds are wonderful!