Thursday, June 7, 2012

do.Good Stitches May

Where has this week gone?  I took these photos on Monday morning and it has taken me four days to find the time to blog about them! These are my May blocks for do.Good Stitches.  Kris, the quilter, asked for Herringbone Blocks in feminine colours as she intends to donate the quilt to a Woman's Shelter.

I was in my element with this one!  I love using the girly fabrics in my stash.  The only problem was that I was not having a good sewing day.  I read the tutorial which stated you need a 6.5" x 24" ruler or template.  I have two 24" rulers but didn't actually realise they were only 6" wide NOT 6.5".  You can see where this is going....  I cut my first half-block with my ruler and that's when I measured and was swearing at myself for stuffing up the block.  Here's my orphan half block, I'll have to find another use for it!

The wrong size!

Things seemed to go downhill from there.  Instead of cutting exactly the same fabrics to remake that block I cut the fabrics I had allocated for the second half of the block (I now had two sets of the same fabric strips).  That worked out OK, just not as I had originally designed it.

When I made block 2 I cut the second half block upside down!  This meant that a couple of the fabrics I had planned to mismatch now matched up.  Not a biggy but still not what I had originally planned.

So they are still useable blocks and I do really like them.  They are just not as awesome as I had hoped they would be!  Do you find that you have good days and bad days when sewing?


  1. Oh Yes, I have those annoying days!! Those blocks are gorgeous though and you'll find a perfect use for them.

  2. Sounds like just one of those days - they look lovely though in the end xxx

  3. I've had loads of days like this - but your finished blocks look great (unlike most of my disasters!!)

  4. These are really pretty. Love the colors, fabrics, and pattern. I agree with'll find a perfect use for them. They are too pretty not to.


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