Oh my gosh -- I almost made my goal yesterday! And I would have except that this had to happen first.
I participated in the Barn Quilt Block sew-along at Thimbles and Things last year. Each month we listened to a presentation and were assigned a new block. Knowing that barn blocks are random colors depending on what the owners chose, I decided to make my blocks a bit more cohesive in color. I also didn't want to make 18" blocks, so I had to downsize all of them to 9". That was a bit of a challenge, but except for one block, I could redraft the block in EQ8 without needing the original instructions.
We were assigned the final block in August and had until the end of August to make that happen. Yikes -- yesterday was the end of August. Thankfully my block was mostly cut out, and so that had to be stitched together BEFORE I could get back to the magazine quilt.
Look what I accomplished by noon. There are a LOT of pieces in this block.
|August barn block|
|Ad from a magazine|
|The rest of the fabric has arrived!|
|Murphy's stress bear|