13 March, 2010

Triangles and Frogs....

Now, I haven't been the best lately due to a drastic change of diet which gave me headaches, migraines and extreme tiredness so what I produced definately was not how I would have like the blocks to turn out.  For the Froggy block, I unpicked it sooo many times that I lost count!  "HOW???"  I hear you ask, as it is an 'improv' block and it is up to me where I put the strips!

Well, no matter how many times I undid the strips and repositioned them, the outer border was going to end up less than 1 inch wide.  Even after unpicking I forgot to cut it down a bit and sewed a new round out only to be back where I was in the first place!!  Then I finally did end up cutting it back only to cut it too much and it looked horrible and skinny and wonky near the corners because it didn't have enough fabric!!

AAAAHHHHH!!!!!  Not Happy Jan!! 

I have lost my mojo and I hope it returns to me soon because I am at my wits end.

Anyway, here they are in all their glory.

For March in the 1st Wednesday Block Swap, Liz requested 'Triangles' using the fabric she sent to us.  It looked good on paper - yes, I even drew it up and thought about it (you wouldn't know though).

It is ugly to me but I ran out of the fabric she sent me and I couldn't change it   :o(
Maybe Liz can undo the top bit and sew some of the swirly fabric on the top.  By the way, it looks crinkled at the top right corner but it isn't, its just the photo.

In the Australasian Bee, Jo requested an 'Improv' block that is similar to Denyse Schmidt's work.  Ah, I do like this one BUT it took forever what with all the undoing!!

It is bigger than she asked for - that way she can cut it down to what size she wants.  I certainly wasn't going to tempt fate and cut it myself LOL!!!  I wanted to make two blocks but ran out of fabric.

So, now I am onto the Circuit Block Party for February.  I only received it in early March, that is why it will be late.  I think I may have to wait a bit before tackling this one as it is paper piecing and I need all my brain cells working to make it go smoothly.  I can't unpick the seams when paper piecing as the stitches are extremely small - so no mistakes allowed (well, I have made two already.) 

Oh, woe is me.

Mojo, where are you????  Here Mojo, come to Mumma, here Mojo, Mojo????

1 comment:

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Mon, I think you did a splendid job on my block!! I hope your sewing mojo comes back really quickly :)