I mentioned this project in a prior post and started on it last week. With all of the comings and goings of the newest member of the pack, my 'make one quilt square per week' idea went to the dogs out the window. I'm a bit behind, but I do plan on making enough quilt squares so that there's one for each week. I started this past week, with 2 squares:
I went with a Disappearing 9 Patch square that I've been wanting to try for a while. It went together pretty easily, though is very ironing intensive. Not bad for my first quilt block! I put another one together and sewed away, feeling quite happy with the process.
Recently I read this blog entry about documenting the process of quilting. I get that. There are quilts in antique stores, thrift stores, etc that I would LOVE to know the story behind! The story behind these blocks is that while I don't have the money to donate to this cause, I do have the time, and the fabric. Also, I wanted to challenge myself, could I actually make a block? Would it bore me to tears? Would I burn my fingers ironing those fiddly quarter inch seams? Could I make it look cohesive? Would it look too 1970's Granny? The process is the fun part for me, which is probably why I finish so few projects.
So, in the spirit of showing the process, I give you this:
Apparently part of this process is math. Math and I? Not best friends. This block (and the other, not pictured block) is about 1 inch too short on all sides. Gah! I think I'm going to have to do a sash of some kind around the blocks to make them the correct 12.5" size. Love the process...love the process...love the process.