This little biddy went together a lot more smoothly than her predecessor. Hardly any swearing at all, and that's counting the fact that the background is all stripy and not completely whacked.
I think I'm making progress!
I really didn't get a lot of blue done this week for the RSC, but since this Burgoyne block has some blue in it, I guess I can claim it for this last Saturday in July.
This is now Burgoyne #13, which means I'm apparently not stopping at twelve. I thought I was stopping at twelve. The plan was to stop at twelve. But for some reason, I'm still choosing colors and cutting bits for more Burgoynes. I think Cathy's gorgeous finished Burgoyne flimsy might have a certain amount of
Speaking of not quitting, the Mad Monday Minis were quite a trial this week. Seriously? Itty bitty 36-patches? Itty bitty 36-patches composed of 1.25" squares? Itty bitty 36-patches composed of 1.25" squares that measure 4"? FIVE of them?!?
(Edit: Diann's comment reminded me that the squares were actually 1 1/8" rather than 1 1/4", which made it even more ridiculous. So, the following paragraphs should refer to 1.25" strips cut into 3.5" sections to make the strip sets, and 1 1/8" slices for the actual assembly. (Note to self - don't just rely on memory for blog posts, especially when hungry...))
I immediately tossed out that 1.25" squares idea. Nope. Not going there.
I cut 3.75" lengths off a double fistful of 1.5" strips and sewed together a bunch of pairs, then trimmed them to 1.25" wide before pressing the pairs open. Then I sewed on another 1.5" strip, pressed, and sliced them into 1.25" units of three squares.
I sewed these units together in sets of six, trimmed them to size, then sewed pairs of the 3x6 units together to make the 36-patches.
The directions said that if they didn't come out to exactly 4" square to adjust the seams.
Nope. Not going there, either.
Most of my blocks were a bit too big, but no way was I going to mess with seams. I centered my ruler on the center seams and slivered off a smidgen from each edge. At this size, there's no way that such a tiny discrepancy is going to show. (If anybody comes at this quilt with a magnifying glass and a ruler, I'll just gently show them the door.) (Well, pretty gently...)
Amidst all that work, I did manage to get a few more blocks built for Long Time Gone. (Maybe I'll call it "Are We There Yet?")
I'm going to have to make that sashing decision soon. In the meantime, I'm still liking the golden yellow.
Though that stack of oranges over there on the shelf are starting to make hooting and whistling noises...
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