Sunday, September 11, 2011

The story of my BOM blocks for Basics

Well, you know you will get a story when you talk to me!  I set about to create some green blocks for the BOM Basics stuff.  I thought, hmmmm, my block was the Jar so I will make  one of those.  In all the many many many years I have been sewing and quilting, I have never made such a horribly bad block.

Yes, it was so bad that I actually tossed it! I have resisted digging it out of the trash but since the trash goes out tonight if I can just stay away for a little longer..........

Anyway.  Nothing was working.  Nothing.  It was too small, it was poor workmanship, it wouldn't lie flat.  It was truly a mess.  So it is staying in the trash ......  for now.

And I made another really nice jar block.

So I thought I would make a few more.  Something different now.  Hey, I like that churn dash thing where you make TWO at ONCE!  Right up my alley.  Yeah, buddy.  Up my alley.

So I dug into the made fabric bin and dragged out an approximately 14 inch square of fabric and set out to add a really vintage piece of green I got from my Aunt's stash when she died.  Well, wouldn't you know the stupid blocks weren't large enough.  Aughh.

I had to add to the edges of both blocks.  Now how can that really be happening to me?  I think they are cute, and interesting, and they do have that vintage fabric and I am going to send them.  I made them bigger.  I figured "made blocks" with "made fabric" would work.

See my cute shoes?  These are the best shoes, they make my feet look sexy!  Like someone else's feet and not mine!



Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

way to funny... it must be int he air this week.. I had one in the trash this week too! LOL! thanks for reminding me how bad I need a pedicure... ;-) thanks glen!

Karen M said...

You poor thing. Sit down and have a cup of tea, put your feet up. Tomorrow will be better.

Miki Willa said...

I love your jar. Don't throw it away! It looks great to me. I also like your churn dash blocks.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

This is the GOOD jar! LOL. The bad jar is still sitting in the trash can. It was bad......almost as bad as DiNozzo is, but he is cute!


Helen said...

You can get by with a lot with those sexy shoes!