Well Texas Tumbleweeds got finished. If you missed that, find it here. So it’s time for a new UFO. Earlier I had pulled Fair and Square but after I got the string triangles done, I left it again. UGH! So I had a little time so I started back up again.
If you remember, I said that I wasn’t going to follow the pattern and make the string blocks into separate blocks. Instead I was going to add the string triangles onto the blocks. Then they were a little big so needed to be trimmed down.
If I’m completely honest, I think one of the reasons why I left this sit again was because I was dreading the trimming of these blocks. I got up a little courage and decided that worse case scenario was that I would have to redo a block…no biggie. I figured out that I want the blocks at 14 1/2″…and that what I did with the three blocks I had sewn. I laid them out on the floor hoping they might inspire me to get some more block done….what do you think?
I’m loving it. Mine are done in jewel tone prints…not shirts like the original pattern.
My kiddos have been doing a good job at napping all at the same time. So good that over the course of two days I got the rest of the blocks pinned and ready to be sewn. I’m pretty excited at the prospect.
Most of all I’m glad that I got over my fear of trimming those blocks!!
You’ll find me back here next week. I’m hoping I have a few more of the Fair and Square blocks sewn. Little by little I’ll get it done!!