Monday, July 9, 2012
Skill Builder Sampler: the final blocks!!
Here it is, the last group of blocks for the skill builder sampler! I can't believe it is finally here. I have decided not to think about putting them all together at this moment and just bask in the glow of being done all 36 blocks. And the last 3 were crazy!
Block 34:Surveyor's Compass or New York Beauty. I love this block. Just love. There are so many stinking pieces and it took me forever, but the end result is so worth it.
Block 35: Feathered Star. This block was a pain. I did the paper pieced version and it was still a pain. Putting that center square in was a beast!
Block 36: Alice Brooks Butterfly. This one is pretty cool and definitely not one I would have ever tried otherwise. It was really not as bad as I was afraid it would be so that was a nice way to finish. It is not perfect, but I like it.
I am glad to have these 3 behind me! When I was all finished, I tried laying them all out together so I could see it and they didn't fit on my living room floor very well, so I had to settle for a collage from the individual photographs. I have started thinking about layout but I need to do some measurments first and figure out if I have enough fabric and everything.
Oh, and in case you are wondering. Remember how I said I didn't have much fabric left? Well here is a picture of all that remains of my 12 half yards. Crazy!
So that's that. No more blocks to make, just a quilt to put together. I am so excited for this quilt top. I am hoping that next week I can get started on it, but who knows. I want it done by the end of the month anyway if I can manage it. I guess we'll see! Have a great Monday!