am i crazy?

1 Mar

don’t answer that.

so i had totally decided not to do this months “little quilt”. it was just okay, didn’t really jazz me up. i was fine with passing on it. gives me a little break. and then i saw it in fabric. it’s SO STINKIN’ CUTE! rats. so fine. i start. i decide instead of doing all 20 blocks in the same fabric combination, i’ll do each block in a different color. kewl!

block1

this isn’t so bad. not quite so TINY. it’s a 4.5 inch block. i can deal. mark an X in the light and then sew on both sides. doable.

block2

cut this in half NON-diagonally. know what i mean?

block3

and again (non-diagonally). i set aside the other “1/2” as i don’t need it right now.

block5

go ahead now and cut diagonally, you know you WANT to! you have the 4 pieces you need to make your broken dishes block.

block6

open and press to the dark side (say hi to adam if you see him there, you know, on the dark side)

block7

crud. trim each to 1 3/4″. this is painful people. but it makes the blocks fit together beautifully.

block8

match up your seams, sew and WALAA. it’s a broken dish that measures 3″.

block9

little clipping trick courtesy of jo morton. snip on both sides of your seam join at 1/4 inch (do not clip through your seam). open it up and it makes a little checkerboard. let each side of the seam, fall where it naturally wants to go. makes for a nice flat “join”

block10

here’s the crazy. to make this little quilt, i have to trim up 80 1/2 square triangles to 1 3/4″ blocks. this is half of them. and then because….well just because, i still have another 80 to do SOMETHING with.  s’pose i could make 2 little quilts.  or one big quilt.  or just let them “marinate” a bit.

yeah. don’t answer the crazy question. i know the answer already. it was just a rhetorical question. and no, i don’t need any more documentation. i’m good.

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3 Responses to “am i crazy?”

  1. sybil March 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    I don’t like the black background….it’s very hard to read for these nearly-50-year-old eyes.

    I’ll square up the itty bitty blocks if you send them to me. You won’t get them back though. Very cute!

  2. myolivebranch March 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    hmmmm and i thought it was a little easier. how do you like this one then?

  3. sybil March 3, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    I like this one – plus the font is bigger. Has kinda a soft, classic look to it.

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