Saturday, July 9, 2011

takin' care of bizness

July blocks

My July to-do list is insane. Stupidly insane. And given that all of next week will be taken up with me playing cafeteria lady for our church's VBS, I've got a lot to get done this coming week. I decided to get a "head start" by whipping up my blocks for this month's do.Good Stitches quilt. Our quilter for the month asked for red, pink, and aqua spiderweb blocks.

I have to say that I'm not a big fan of the way spiderweb quilts look. I know lots of people are into them but, as with dresdens, I'm gonna have to count myself out of that fan club. Sewing these blocks made me realize that I don't like MAKING spiderweb quilts either. (editor's note: I never blame my quilters for picking blocks I don't like. Other people in our circle were ecstatic about these! I'm just saying.) These two blocks took me FOUR HOURS. I'm a fast sewer usually, so for me this was the equivalent of fabric torture. 

I really did like the colors together, though--gave me lots of ideas for future projects. 

Anyway, one thing of a hundred checked off my list. YES!! Ha.


Melanie said...

Sorry to hear these were such a chore to make, but they are beautiful!

marycatharine said...

Four hours is a long time! They are pretty but I get what you're saying about spiderweb quilts. The colour combo is great, too bad they take forever.

Rachel Hauser said...

ha, well at least you learned your lesson on 2 blocks! I made that Christmas tree skirt this time last year. Wowzers!

Natasha said...

I have never tried a spiderweb block as I am not a fan of them either. I think I might have seen one or two I like. My July list is insane as well....who said summer was for relaxing???