I finished my last month blocks…..
I was a really good girl this month. I did my big blocks early in the month….I’ve told you all time and again how much I don’t like the block of the month. I told myself that maybe if I didn’t wait for the last minute to do the block, maybe I’d do better with it….so I did the 18″ ones early on.
I did however wait until last week to do the smaller ones.
Did you see this??
When Kelli was home last we laid all of the blocks out that we had finished. I was hoping that it might get Kelli a little more enthused. (I didn’t work) But I got a little more excited. (admittedly, mostly to see it closer to done)
Kelli has the big medallion for the center and she’s working on it. With my finishing these last blocks, they fill in the other holes….so it’s border time.
This is the border block. I hate to be mean or critical BUT…I’m going to show another reason why I think this BOM was SO poorly done. Look at the pattern picture. See the yellow? That is actually the cream fabric on the upper left. This has happened time and time again on this BOM. I am always second guessing and trying to find the “missing” fabric. Actually the fabric is never missing….it is colored wrong. Frustrating for sure.
But I’m done complaining…I have this pile of half square triangles to tackle this month…and look. They are already cut out.
From there my plan is to start sewing the blocks together. I can sew the upper rows together, the bottom two rows together and the sides around the medallion. Once Kelli gets the medallion done, I can whip the top together. Then we can start on the borders.
I am no a fan of how the borders are constructed. They are made with blocks at each corner rather than how borders are typically done adding a border at a time.
People have said we need to do it like the instructions but I think I’m going out on a limb and doing it the old fashion way. People say that getting the triangles to all fit is hard. Well…I’ve added triangle borders LOTS of times and have always been able to do it. We’ll see.
See you next month!! I’m hoping to be closer to a top. I’ve told myself if I don’t tackle this before Thanksgiving break, that’s what I have to do then. I’d hate to waste my break on sewing an old project….so GO JO GO!!!