Friday, January 16, 2009

Bathed Blocks

Two more steps have been posted for the YCMT sew-along - squaring-up and piecing. My half-square triangles are now pretty pinwheels!


I had to skip the squaring-up step. A little gremlin threw all of my blocks in a hot bath that was intended for me. Instead of luxuriating, I spent the next half hour carefully laying my blocks out on towels. The good news is that the blocks were still nice and flat (and quite clean) after the incident. The bad news is that they were about 1/4" smaller. Despite the shrinkage, the pieces came together nicely.

My points aren't perfect, but I don't think it will be noticeable at all in the finished quilt. Besides, it is going above my bed - I don't think it will get that much up-close scrutiny. I'm really enjoying this sew-along. You know how some people get into a book and can't put it down until the last page? I'm like that with quilts etc. It makes me very grouchy, and by the time I'm finished, I'm sick of the thing. Doing it a bit at a time is so much more relaxing!


Anonymous said...

What a story to remember! LOL! That is pretty funny about the hot bath. Your squares look beautiful though C!! I'm so glad you find this a relaxing project -- that's what I like, too!

Kim :)

Shelly said...

If this doesn't make it into one of your most memorable quilts ever, I don't know what will--what a memory to start it with! But hey, at least you don't have to worry about the blocks shrinking now! LOL Pretty pinwheels you've got there!

Courtney said...

Too funny!

It's looking good!

Kris said...

I'm liking where this is going Carla! Great job!!!

Kristina said...

The fabric choices are beautiful Carla!

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