Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Checking Stuff Off

I'm going back to work in a week and a half and there is much yet to be done. I have squandered my hiatus. I will admit it! But for the rest of my time off I'm going to make an effort to be better. I have a to-do list! And there are already things being crossed off of it. I even got my hair cut and went to the dentist this week. Not only that but I also finished my first Common Threads quilt square! Late, I know and for that I am truly sorry. Sorry Rebekah, I'll try to be better in the future!

Yesterday I decided to buckle down and do this thing. I drew up a little plan and here you go.

Kind of boring? Maybe. I was trying to keep it from being too busy because it is just one of twelve blocks in a quilt. I wanted it to blend in. This was kind of hard! Rebekah sent out red, black and white fabric but my bundle only had red and black. She didn't say anything about using additional fabrics so I stuck to the hand I was dealt. Definitely a little out of my element. When I finished I thought it was a little "ugh". But I reminded myself of my original intention. This is not a stand-alone piece, it's part of a much bigger whole and I think that it will blend in quite nicely. I hope Rebekah thinks the same!


  1. I like it! I think it will go very well with the rest of the blocks we have seen so far. I'm so glad we're doing this quilting group thing... it's much much harder than I thought it would be!

  2. this is so cool! I think it will go great with the rest of the blocks. And, don't worry about being late...I'm nowhere near ready to start on this yet : )

  3. I didn't get the cute mushroom fabric in my bundle. I felt like I went crazy with my block, so yours will help tone down my block. :-)

  4. We got the same fabric grouping and I love what you did with it!

  5. It's always true -- that time off goes faster than "time on" and that as many good plans and intentions set ahead of time, well.... But it is rejuvenating nonetheless and you really are, after all, getting lots done.

    Another voice saying that this block is wonderful -- hope we get a glimpse of the final project Rebekah creates.

  6. I think you did a nice job creating a piece that is balanced by itself and will also "play well with others". I hope your transition back to work goes well.

  7. hi liz.

    1. you never wrote back to me. but seeing as your hiatus is ending, maybe that is why.

    2. i would like to make some passport holders like yours. do you have step by step instructions? if not, I'll wing it.

    3. Thanks! :)