Tuesday, 23 September 2014

One Block...It's A Wonder...

A couple of weeks or so ago local quilt group held a workshop where two members (mother and daughter) showed us the technique to make the blocks featured in the book One Block Wonder.  I don't usually play at the workshops for a variety of reasons but when I saw the quilt that one of the ladies had made from the book my interest was piqued and I put my name down.  On the day I dutifully followed along but wasn't all that thrilled with my blocks...I'd bought two fabrics and it turned out there wasn't enough of the one I thought was more interesting. I figured no loss, I'd learnt what I set out to learn (the technique) and as I'd only cut and stitched the minumum I'd just use them somehow.  At home I pinned them on the design wall...my opinion changed....now I liked them and they were more interesting than first thought...I purchased co-ordinating fabrics (walked in to the shop and there they were, the perfect ones, it was meant to be!)...and there on the wall they still sat (too much work and not enough time)...still felt that the blocks I'd made already would be enough but I knew how I was going to set them...THEN....on the weekend just gone...I went to play at annual stitchy retreat with Monday group ladies....one of my friends put her blocks together into a top the same way I had planned...ooohhhh oooohhhh I wanna do mine....So, came home from retreat yesterday afternoon and got straight to making up the remaining strip of fabric into the extra blocks...
Almost there...the fabric pinned to the side is for the set-in triangles and borders...

Now to cut the triangles and pin them up...that is tonight's fun and games...

Oh stitchy mojo you appear to have returned home! Must be changes to the income producing working situation I made from the end of last week...wahoo!!

Off to cut and pin...

Happy Stitching...

9 comments:

Jo said...

And some nice weather helps. Good on you

Susan said...

Looks good. I quite like it with white triangles.

shez said...

Hi Annette,they look great,glad your mojo has come back,xx

Kerry said...

Hi Annette,
WOW, mojo back with a vengeance by the looks of things. Thank goodness. Must be the weather,mine has made a little lookin too.
Can't wait to see this finished.

Shay said...

I love it when something hits you BAM and you cant wait to get on with it.Its the BEST feeling.

Love what you've got going on there and congrats on finding that mojo girl!

Mistea said...

One giant hexie coming up.
Good to see you took the escape route straight to the sewing room (retreat).
Enjoy all the lovely fabric there.

elliek said...

Looking good. I love the layout of the giant hexie and your other fabrics are pretty.

Anthea said...

lovely work there Annette... my mojo has been gone lately too, maybe our mojo's went on hols together!

Katherine said...

Looking good. Glad the mojo returned