I'm finally going to be able to use those stupid block markers I bought. Although this block looks easy. I had a lot of problems with it. The directions are nonexistant as far as color placement goes. To have the quilt look right and to be able to bring out the star points, each pieced block in each 4 block section has to be of like colors. Also, when piecing the large block. The plain dark block has to be on the left in all of the blocks. I had to take 4 blocks apart after my friend and raffle quilt co-hort Linda, called me to tell me that she discovered that they all had to be layed out the same concerning value placement. When you look at the picture on the pattern, it looks like a completely scrappy type of quilt, but it definately isn't. The top will all be together tomorrow, and Linda will put on the borders. She has a great place to work with many big tables to lay the quilt out.
When I was in Paducah, there was a vendor that had several of these fabric kits. I didn't really want a kit, so I didn't get it. A few hours later, after thinking about the colors, I changed my mind and went back to find all of them gone. The lady at the booth told me that they had plenty of the fabric at their shop and I could order it from them. Well, it turned out that they didn't have bolts, they had cut them up to make kits. So I have a kit anyway. I don't know what I will do with the 2 1/2" strips of light.. but I really like the brownish blue color of the other fabrics.
I have a FOUR DAY weekend. I don't have to do much either which is great. I will put together the guild quilt tomorrow, and I will go to an art quilt opening of my friend. Sometime in the middle of the day, Bill and I will go see Pirates of the Carribean before all of the little kiddies get out of school.
Did you notice my new blog header? It took forever for me to figure out how to get it to fit inside the box. I would rather there was no box at all, but that's pushing it. I did the lettering in Paintshop. The double layering of the letters was a complete accident. It happened only because I had know Idea what I was doing, and I couldn't do it again.
I hope that you all have a great holiday weekend!!