It's a good thing that this BOM pattern from the Sugar Block Club is so cute, otherwise I might have put this sweetie through the shredder and called it a day about halfway in, since I could not stop making silly mistakes. *sigh* The seam ripper got a good workout.
This was my first ever FPP. EPP, yes. FPP, no. Hadn't ever tried it, and as a newbie, I made every mistake you can make with this block. It was a Murphy's Law kind of block. But the end is all that matters right? I was not going to be conquered by a 12-inch quilt block!!! Even though about halfway through, I sliced my finger with my rotary cutter.. :( I'm a nurse, I've seen plenty of blood, so that didn't stop me. Broke out the bandages and kept on going. Hoping my next FPP experience goes a lot smoother. ha! But happy to have tackled it.
First FPP and first experience with a rogue rotary.. the really good news is that my finger finally stopped throbbing a couple of hours ago (a whole day later) and I didn't bleed to death! Yay! :) I felt really dumb, but I can't be the first person that's ever tried to lop off a finger with a rotary cutter, can I? Please tell me not. Because then I could feel more normal and less dumb. I feel like such an idiot.
Other weekend sewing progress included getting all of the large blocks bordered for the impromptu quilt.
There are 12 of them..
The rest of the blocks consist of turning five inch squares into large 9-patches and deconstructing them and setting them with strips of background.
I made two and then finished them to see what they would look like.. only 11 more to make. The center of that one there is a little off.. don't look too close..
They are huge blocks. I think I mentioned it before, but it ends up to be 90x90 in. That's bigger than Swoon! We'll see if I'm brave enough to quilt it myself or not.
Drop and Give Me Twenty has officially kicked off @ EvaPaige Quilt Designs.. so I'll be sewing 20 minutes (at least) every day in February. :) Or talking to my friends or emailing or texting about sewing.. that counts, too, right? :)
Here's the BOM collection so far.. waiting for the Feb. Riley Blake one to come out.
Hope you had a great weekend!!
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