Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Head On!

When I'm worried about something, or something is nagging at me, I find that tackling it head on is the best solution - be it big or small! At the moment, motherhood is nagging at me.  I guess I'm like every other expectant mum - when will labour start (that's the big question at the moment), will I be able to stop Baby crying, will I be able to dress the Baby (previous practices on my niece and nephew have not ended well), will Baby look like her father....? And very unhelpfully, I can't tackle this head on because Baby is refusing to arrive. This is despite my Husband's determination that today is the day... here's the email I got from him earlier....

In order to make my prophecy come true I think you should have pineapple and raspberry leaf vindaloo, washed down with champagne. If we don’t have any champagne there’s some white wine on one of the racks and some lemonade in the garage.

Isn't he such a romantic?!

So I've chosen to tackle something else head on - a little 4 1/2" block which has been laughing at me and which I have been avoiding. Block B-6 in the Dear Jane Sampler quilt is a little monster with 43 pieces. I don't do templates. The foundation piecing option did not appeal. English Paper Piecing and 1/4" wide finished strips do not go well together. That left rotary cutting. So that's what I did. And 3.5 hours later....


It's not perfect: the central diagonal white strips are too wide and the final blue triangles are too big. But I don't care and really you can only tell with the book open next to you. It always had an outer white border, so I've just tweaked it a little (the photo includes the outside seam allowance so it won't be quite as white when in the final quilt).

The fabric is Kona Snow and Legacy from Art Gallery.

I'm putting this down as a good days work!

4 comments:

mumasu said...

I think it looks great. I have to say in the end I always come back to rotary cutting. It works best for me. All four of my children were two weeks late and each day of the last four weeks was an agony of waiting. Sleep as much as you can and revel in the quiet! She will be here soon enough :)

soscrappy said...

Your Dear Jane looks great. Waiting is so hard, but sleeping while you can is always a good option. My son was late-- in July-- in Florida. Time seemed to be moving backwards. All worth it in the end though. Everything happens just as it should.

Sonia said...

Babies are annoying like that, not turning up when they should! Hopefully baby won't keep you waiting much longer (maybe already here?!) and your block loos fantastic x

Elanear said...

Jennie, this block looks fabulous, even with it's quirks! x