Yesterday I was trying to make some basket blocks from some fabric that I had cut some time ago. I was trimming a HST to 3.5 inches......only I trimmed it to 3 inches by mistake. So I hunted out the fabric and made another HST, trimmed it to 3.5 inches, and began to put the block together. Here is a picture of the trimmed too small block, the replacement block, and the completed basket - which as you see, does not include the replacement block:
Why, you ask? Well, when I started to sew the basket together, it didn't look quite right! The colors were off a little. After studying it a while, and pondering with my little brain, I finally figured out that I must have the dark print fabric in two different colorways. See below:
So, I hunted again in the stash, made a third HST, with the correct fabric, trimmed it to the correct size, and finished the basket block.......I think I may have Spring Fever.
On another subject, I am working on Dear Jane blocks in a group that meets once a month here in Williamsburg. The teacher is great, and has re-motivated me to finish my long-ago started Dear Jane quilt, and has motivated me to make new blocks along with the class. The teacher is Doreen Johnson, and she has a blog called "Aunt Reen's Place". Aunt Reen because that's what her nieces and nephews call her. She talked about me this past week, and I am still reeling from her remarks. (Here is her post) She said some things that are true about me, but also said I'm an extremely talented quilter.
As you can see from my post today, I don't think of myself in that way. I view myself as maybe "determined" and "focused" as a quilter, but would never describe myself as extremely talented. Do you find it hard to accept compliments? I am a woman who, when someone compliments my dress, will say "This old thing?" or something equally banal. So when I read her blog, I thought - "Who me?" "Is she talking about me?"
I do know that I love to quilt, and love to look at blogs and see other quilter's work. Mondays are fun because I can see everyone else's work on Design Wall Mondays over at Judy Liquidara's blog. (Here)