Saturday, August 30, 2008

JudyL's Labor Day Challenge

JudyL is sharing a pattern for her Labor Day Challenge. Like Stephanie at Scraps, I am finding it challenging! Although my house may be messy and my sewing room cluttered, I like to cut and sew with straight lines! The wonky-ness is confusing my brain (I don't do well with paper piecing and that whole backward-flip-of-fabric-and-have-it be-the-right-size-thing either!) But I am going to try!
Here is the animal fabric I'm using that was gifted to me by my MIL and a few go-width's that I pulled from the cupboard. I had about 22 inches to begin with, so I will have less blocks in the finished quilt. Perhaps this is a good thing?!
Ta-da! My first two blocks with no frogging! yea!

7 comments:

JudyL said...

It's so easy! Don't let it make you think it's hard. :) Love the blocks you've made so far.

Judy S. said...

Great colors, Pat.

Stephanie D. said...

I'm with you on the paper piecing. I just can't wrap my head around it, even though I took a class.

Another thing that bugs me is the shape of the scraps left over. I'm accustomed to having more strips and squares, and knowing what to do with them. Squatty, weird rhombus squares (is that the right term?) overflowing my scrap baskets make me uncomfortable.

Boy, I really needed this to stretch me a bit. I must have been getting in a rut!

Jacquie said...

you all may be wonky converts by the end of the weekend! the blocks look great!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I love that animal print fabric! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt top; how big will it be? Keep up the good work! QGB

Cher said...

hey, these look fun and easy! I think you are thinking too hard! just relax and enjoy being a bit wonky - great fabrics Pat.

Silverthimble said...

That fabric is adorable, Pat!