My daughter convinced me that resistance was futile.
Over the Thanksgiving break, Nyshma and her newly minted husband, came for their first Thanksgiving as a married couple.
I taught her how to use templates. Nyshma will be using freezer paper as her templates to cut her pieces while I have decided to go with Marti Michell's templates for my pieces. We also set a deadline for making our blocks and posting about our progress. And then we were off!
It took forever to decide what fabric to use...
I did alot of pre-washing so I could have an excuse to fondle my stash... and I procrastinated alot.
I finally decided to go with a mix of Lynette Anderson's new line (Secret Garden), an older line of hers (Summertime Friends) and a mix of Whimsical fabrics by Terri Degenkolb.
Yesterday was the first deadline and it was met. Here they are in no particular order...
Block #1 - Nyshma and I did our template tutorial using this block so I thought it was appropriate that I get it done during the first round.
Block #9 - This one was straight forward HST. We are trying to do a mix of simple and complex blocks to keep us from falling off the wagon due to frustration.
Block #13 - This one was actually the most difficult block of the bunch. I had to trim because it was slightly larger than needed. I also had to re-build it a couple of times. I marked it as DIFFICULT.
Block #21 - Then we have this one that was super easy. I am really not that happy with it though. I feel the light is a bit too light when put against the others. I'll hold on to it and see if it will blend in with the other blocks. I told my sister that with 100+ blocks, it just might fit in.
Block #23 - I think this is my favorite right now but I think it's more because it was the only Star block of the bunch... I'm bias, I love stars!
Although, I sort of, kind of, like block #1 too. I think the fussy cut center is so darn cute! My sister hates it though. LOL!
Okay. In recap, 5 blocks down.. Gazillion to go!
Go check out Nyshma's efforts at Starchild Quilts! She could use a bit of encouragement!