Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Challenge

I agreed to sew two blocks for a quilt to be auctioned at a charity raffle in the distant future. When they arrived I was horrified to see the numerous pointy points, which are not my strong point. I took the center portion apart three times, and finally decided that this is as good as it is going to get. Not perfect, but acceptable.
This one was much easier. I hope I get to see the finished quilt at some point.

I'm going to try foundation piecing this weekend. I was watching some YouTube videos, and it looks like something I can do. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

Tine said...

oh wow! I would have been very intimidated by that first block! You did a wonderful job, it is perfect! The fabrics are great too. It would be nice to see the quilt, if you get a picture of it when it is all done ;)

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, like they always say "Practice makes Perfect" I think you did a fine job on both. Remember being human you are allowed to make mistakes here and there every once in a while.so stop beating yourself up.
Ginny

Jodie said...

That first one would be terifying to attempt !

ladydi said...

Thanks, Ladies! The pointy block made me realize I need to buy a new seam ripper! I'm glad to have it finished. I'm not good at having "assignments" hanging over me.

Daisy said...

I think they are both very pretty and that you did a great job with them, Diana! I hope the foundation piecing went well for you. Happy Sunday to you. :)

Suzanne said...

Diana they both look fantastic and how kind of you to sew them for an auction.

ladydi said...

The foundation piecing took some getting used to, but I think I like it. Thank you for your good wishes, Daisy!

I don't often do these group projects, Suzanne. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result, which will not be available for at least six months. By then I'll have forgotten all about it! A few kind souls cut out all the pieces, then sent them out to people like me to stitch the blocks together. Someone else adds the sashing, stitches the blocks together, and attaches the border. Then they send it out to be HAND QUILTED. It's a queen sized quilt, so that takes a lot of time. The auction is in June.