Wow, That is orange – Mystery Quilt Clue #2

After the first clue, I liked this quilt.  However, it is looking way too orange.  From this view, you can hardly tell that the other blocks are stars.  Poor choices on my part.  I was trying not to buy more fabric.

So, these are 6.5-inch star blocks.  I do not like working with these small pieces.  I am starting20200719_134637 to wonder why I decided to do something with such small pieces.  First I can’t cut them correctly and if you sew anything wrong (which I did), ripping stitches from small pieces is a pain in the butt.

Up close it doesn’t look that bad, but it is a lot of orange.  I think my choice of the dark orange print was wrong.

It’s just going to stay that way, I can’t stand small pieces.  It will be interesting to see what the next clue is.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting



A Mystery quilt

I had every intention of doing this post on Saturday or Sunday, but it just did not happen.

Since our guild is not meeting this year, we are doing a mystery quilt.  These blocks were the first “clue”.   I love oranges (both the fruit and the fabric), but the stores never seem to have much.  I had 2 of the same fat quarter collections, so that is what I started with.  We received the second clue and I started to work on them.  They are star blocks.  I sewed eight pieces wrong, not 1, not 2 but 8 (not a typo).   At that point, I turned everything off and chose to stop sewing.  I would also swear I was drinking (but unfortunately not) due to my ridiculously awful cutting of these pieces.  OMG, it looked like a 2-year-old with dull scissors did it.  Cutting fabric accurately is something I really struggle with.

And then there is the fact that I used some directional fabric, but let’s not talk about that.

I did have a long weekend, which was nice.  I managed to bind a quilt without too much drama (pictures coming later).  At least something got done.  The 4th of July is a strange 20200626_163448holiday for me.  My husband Derrick died on July 3rd, 2013, so it is always a bit melancholy.  My daughter found his Army picture and carries it in her wallet.  It is a fitting picture for the 4th of July.  Gosh, I miss him.  I believe I always will.

I Will likely spend the week undoing my eight mistakes on my mystery quilt.  Hoping my awful cutting will not make these pieces (stars) look too out of shape.


Happy sewing, Happy quilting.

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