Yesterday I brought out my box of somewhat prepped blocks for Lori Smith’s 30s sampler. I was disappointed to discover that I was only on block 13 of 40 or so – it felt like I’ve working on this forever – but I think its been only a couple of months :)
I looked at the block I was to do, a 9 inch star – and I rolled my eyes. I love Lori Smith’s patterns, but her sampler blocks can be challenging – a lot of pieces, and a lot of 1/8” measurements. Not counting cutting time, it took almost two hours for me to finish this block! But look at it – amazingly, its almost perfect and its very pretty – too bad it will get lost amongst all the other blocks in this sampler.
To recover from yesterday’s piecing trauma, I played with scrap blocks today. The first is Charlotte’s Hodgepodge – made from leftover Charlotte line fabric, the pattern is dead easy,see making hodgepodge. I chose a very pale pink as my centre square so there is something to follow within the quilt.
I was going to make more of these today, but then I ended up getting involved in planning the final borders of the Cottage Crossing quilt; the got restless and ended up pulling out the Cherry Berry Album blocks – guess what? We just might see two finished tops this week!