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 starting 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.
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 holiday 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.