Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring

I didn't take any photos of the wonderful flowers in my yard: crocus, lots of daffodils, tulips and hyacinth are starting up and iris are sending out leaves.  Oh how I love it.  This morning the fix-it guy from the sewer-repair company (yes, you heard all about that), came for a free water heater drain and clean out.  I don't really know how Seattle compares to other cities, but we have quite a bit of sediment in the water.  This requires some attention over time - or not, and then you get to face some repairs.

While he was doing his thing, I did manage to work on a couple of little projects.  I finished the nap quilt for Amelia.  She will be 2 this summer and we are camping with her parents, so this will be a birthday gift.

A cute circus print.

On my design wall  (gracious, that sounds so professional) is a large [18"+/-] block I found in a magazine.  I do love the block, but it isn't quite as easy as it might appear - it's fiddly.
But it's lovely.  Made with dark blue, green and red fabrics.

Here are my problemmatic blocks - the small stars.  I did try starching the bee-jeepers out of the cream pieces, but it only helped a little.
Pretty close to 90` angles.  But you can see where I can so easily go awry,
Those sides and the top are definately NOT square.  I will have to keep working on these if I think I will make more of these blocks.


Caroline said...

I'm sure there is a mistake in the pattern that the blocks don't work out ; ).
bye bye Caro

Elaine said...

I think I would have done those pesky triangles with paper piecing.