My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, November 4, 2012

One of those days...

Ever had one of those days when you say to yourself, "I'll just do this quick bit of sewing before I do what I really should be doing"?? You know the reasoning, it tidies up the last of a sewing job, or a friendship block is made and can be mailed off...etc....etc
That was me this morning - an hour of indulgence before starting another chore.
Here are the results -
Beautiful hour glass blocks....
...except it was pinwheels that I really needed to make!! My brain slipped out of gear somewhere at the start of that exercise!!
Never mind, pinwheels (finally) done, then onto the next "little bit of sewing" before starting the chore....
Spot the error - brain out of gear AGAIN!!
Didn't take as long to fix this error!
These blocks are off to Erin, vesuviusmama, who will assemble them into quilts for people who have lost belongings and home due to Hurricane Sandy.
One of the exciting side benefits from making donation or gift blocks is the chance to try out new blocks. I'd never made one of these before (and hadn't been remotely interested in them!) but now I can see they are great blocks. I can see lots of potential in them - lots of fun. But because I still need to catch up and keep up, I'll put those ideas into my idea folder and shut the book - for now...!
Maybe those pinwheel blocks went wrong as I was too excited trying out my new little ruler from Friday's Quilt Show - one of those ones where you draw either side of the ruler to sew half square triangles. I think it helped to keep those seams more accurate.
Here it is with some other purchases that day-
Just a few bits, some William Morris fabric I quite liked and some quilting thread
to play with.
I finally did get to those 'chores' - just a bit later than I planned :-)
Happy creating everyone, thanks for stopping by,

(PS Does anyone need some hour glass blocks - I have some to spare!!)

12 comments:

Janet O. said...

I know just what you mean, but I'm afraid after the pinwheel error and the switch on the other block I would have thought it meant I should get on with my other chores. You forged ahead with good results!
I have a ruler like that--different brand/same concept. I love it. : )

Lesley said...

Been there, done that! Especially with the disappearing 4-patch. I made some as well to send to Erin and I had to "unsew" several times! Love all your blocks, even if some were extra!

Sisbabestitches said...

Yep more often than not my brain goes sideways or in reverse, lol. Looks like you had a great day though, you got what you wanted done, got what you needed to done AND noticed the mistakes in the blocks in time for them to be corrected, as opposed to having, oh I don't know sewn them up into a quilt already !! lol

Michelle said...

You'll be happy you fixed the blocks and you got your chores done...:O)

Suz said...

Looks like you were lured by the Wonderfil ladies too! You'll have to let me know how you get on with the invisafill thread - I know already that I don't like King Tut, or rather, my machine doesn't like it!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful blocks Raewyn, I always love the colours you choose and put together. Your piecing always looks perfect too!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great blocks....it happens to me all the time.

Shirley said...

I can vouch for Raewyn's stitching being perfect. You have been a busy girl.

Nancy said...

Your blocks are wonderful, whether what you intended or not. You certainly have a way with colors. I particularly love the ones you made for Erin, even the one with the "boo-boo" which you fixed nicely, I see. Great color in that one. I must get busy on some of these for her too. So glad she thought of it.

Nancy said...

P.S. Is there a larger photo of the quilt under "I love scraps!! in the right sidebar? So cute.

Leeanne said...

Teehe....nice pinwheels!!!!
I like King Tut thread, seams to go well in my machine, which is the same as yours.

Cat said...

GUTTED I never got around to getting to Calico Christmas TOO much on !! waaaaaa

LOVE those blocks !! !!