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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Week 32 Carolina Lily


So, today I had a bonus afternoon and I was at last able to get this fearsome block finished.

You might note that I have edited the photo more so than usual. That is because it did not come out quite so perfect. But it is salvageable. Without the usual red background the color might look a little "off" but it is the usual grey background fabric that has appeared in every block.

I had a lot of difficulty with the dimensions and the templates for this block - and I take comfort that I was not alone in this.

And the reason for the bonus afternoon? We had a 5.9 (or was it 5.8) earthquake here mid afternoon. It happened as I was gathering my keys and purse to go out (on a drive to a lovely quilt shop!) and I was in the kitchen rooted to the floor by terror. I decided I could not leave the dog home alone for fear of an aftershock and I could not leave him alone in the car outside the quilt shop. So we stayed home. For a while we sat outside on the deck (I deemed us safer out there) but then I came in and decided that I might as well go and sit and sew and see if I could get a block finished.

And voila, I did just that.

2 comments:

Sherrye said...

It looks like it might be hard to construct, but you did a great job!

Cheryl said...

I like "post-processing" these blocks that might not have perfectly even edges with a bit of creative cropping. Are you going to be able to set your block so it comes out at 8 inches? That was my only goal with this one! Yours does look pretty - but yes, the overall appearance is bluer than usual.