Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bird's Nest (which is what my hair looks like after this block)

Yep, the title pretty much says it all.  I suppose I should rewind a bit and give you a little background on the day, or maybe not.  I started cutting this block out at 6 p.m. after my husband told me it would be nice if I finished before midnight.  So I start cutting and soon realized there are a lot of pieces with a 15/16 behind them and a 7/8.  Which after a little thought didn't seem too bad.  I quit to eat dinner and clean up, a little bit of laundry, and the regular day-to-day odds and ends and returned to sewing at around 8:30...I don't know if I should go any further, but to put it gently, I started recutting the pieces at 9:15.  It is now 10:49 p.m. and I'm sitting down to write.  It is before midnight, but it is getting close in the Eastern time zone.

So it is finished.  I brought it to show my husband and do you know what he says?  "That one is cool and I mean cool."  I sure hope he doesn't think there will be anymore of these made, and especially not a full sized quilt.  Course who knows how I will feel tomorrow, I've been known to change my mind before, and looking at it now wouldn't it be fun to do each block in a different color?  ;)  This is a 10-inch block and is number 87 of 366.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


Lisa Cox said...

LOL, typical man. They always seem to like the things that are the most difficult to make. With all those fractions at the end of the numbers, I'm not sure I even would have tried this. But it does look great.

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming that the fractions are refering to the seam allowance. Sounds a real nightmare to me lol. give me quarter inch seams and tell me to trim them anyday. Mind you it is a gorgeous block