Friday, February 26, 2010

more metacognition

of quilting, that is.  I finished my February Bee's Knees blocks last night...

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::  I officially love quilts made only of solids.  There's a flickr group for this, in fact (I think there is a flickr group for every topic conceivable to man).  I'm not sure I'll ever commit to a solids-only quilt, though, because there's some small part of me that would feel disappointed to not be using prints, which makes no sense, but so it is.

::  Even though I didn't love each of these colors individually, or even each pair of geese, I definitely love how they work as a whole (also true of my star--the less I thought about it as I went, the better it looked).  I can't wait to see this quilt finished!

::  I had a theme as I sewed, but you'd never know it to look at the finished blocks.

::  Bees blocks are great for motivating me to try new things.  I don't think I would have chosen this block on my own, but making these certainly got my wheels turning.  Half-square triangles and variations are amazing to me.  So many different design possibilities from such a simple base.

flying geese chair

::  How can the back of a quilt play off the top?  In the tutorial Claire asked us to use for the blocks, Crystal mentions using the triangle scraps for mini-pinwheel cool would those be scattered over the back?  I'm sending my scraps back to Claire in case she wants to go that route.

flying geese scraps

:: it is extremely satisfying when points match. It is extremely irritating when they are off by a hair.

and finally...

::  For heaven's sake, what do I have to do to get my blocks to lie flat

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Happy weekend, all!  Mine will be full of cleaning the kitchen, spider web blocks for Brioni, and pizza!  Oh, and we'll get our basement floor back.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on the solid colors. I think I will make one in the future. Blocks to lay flat, I was thinking mine laid flat but I pressed and pressed at every turn too so maybe that helped. I don't think they will lay completely flat but close.Now you have me thinking.


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