I spent all day on Sunday listening to The Lovely Bones on audio book while I worked on drafting blocks for my Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns Block of the Week. I had a hard time listening to The Lovely Bones at first. The narrator is actually the books author. Her voice just seemed so monotone and unenthused for the first few hours. It was a good book though, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie.
I had quite a few blocks that I've been putting off for some time. Most of which I had to draft from scratch. I've learned so much about Electric Quilt in the past few months. This was the first time I played with drawing appliqués and I’m not sure how well I did. I’ll probably re-draw the roses block at some point but the rest I’m pretty happy with. Now I just need to piece them and write up the instructions.
This leaves me with ONE stinkin’ barn that I’ve visited so far that I simply CANNOT figure out how to draft. I’ve tried so many different things and I’m just not getting it to come out right – especially with the 4-patch corners. Anyone want to give it a shot?
I've put a poll on my sidebar for my readers to choose the 4th block in my Block of the Week program. #1 is Churn Dash, #2 is Spinning Spools & #3 is Spider Web.
Next up I decided to work on my Valentines Day table runner. I originally intended to appliqué it to a background but I decided to try a technique that I found online…and eww. I feel like I ruined it. =( At this point, I’m not sure if I want to push out all of the points. It’s going to take a lot of close trimming in the inside corners. I’m afraid it’s going to look craptastic even after all that work. I might just make a smooth edge instead.