by Lesly / Sunday, 31 January 2010 /
Here's a better look at the blocks. First, wonky log cabin. This worked out okay, I guess. It was fun to do, but I'm not sure I'm a complete fan. The jury is still out.
Now the improv. It was stressful in a fun kind of way. How does one know when it's finished? I just kept adding to it, and I felt like any minute it would get up and take over the world - at least The Block that Ate Ontario. Honestly, I think it's a bit of a hegdish, and I'm not sure I like it. I hope Barb isn't too particular! And of course it wouldn't be quilting if there weren't some boo-boos. For example, the goldfish in the upper right section of the block are swimming upside down. This is a life lesson that all children need to learn, but I'm not sure Barb wanted me to piece it into her son's quilt! And I added some fabric from my stash, but I forgot that it was for a boy's bed, and there is a honking big chunk of lacy aqua paisley there, plus a strip of Amy Butler chrysanthemums at the bottom left (there's some in the log cabin, too). I hope it isn't too girlish for Barb's taste - when I went back to look at the Flickr photos of the other blocks, none of the fabrics seemed to feature flowers or other feminine motifs - I'm hoping that it will all blend into the big picture.
On another note, I gave my friend her quilt last night. She was very surprised and touched. She cried, I cried, and her teenage daughter poked gentle fun at us. My friend has put an offer in on a house across town and is in a fair way to making a new start. Thank you all for your kind words.