Saturday, February 7, 2015
Just got back from a 5 day quilt retreat. It was a good time with friends and there was a lot of laughter as well as some swearing when things didn't turn out right. I had a time of it with what I was working on. A while back I bought a complete block of the month set at a yard sale. All the patterns and fabric were included for the entire year. I did all the cutting before the retreat so I wouldn't spend time doing that while there. I was hoping to get all 28 blocks done (some months had two blocks, some had three). Unfortunately for me some of the cutting directions were incorrect and some parts missing altogether. Needless to say the frustration level was high and if it weren't for the friend sitting across from me I probably would have chucked the whole thing in the trash. As it is, with her help, I was able to get 7 1/2 months worth of squares done. One month is going to have to wait until I see her again since she is going to show me how to cut and put together a particular block (one that had totally wrong cutting instructions and not enough fabric to correct them). I'll be searching for the right fabric to replace the one that was sooooo wrong. I wish I could get in touch with the woman who designed the pattern but I can't find her name anywhere and the pattern came out in 2000. I will get all the squares done and the quilt put together, just not immediately. And when it is done I will throw the pattern in the fire. I don't think I'll be buying old entire block of the month patterns again.