Imagine my surprise when my telephone rang and it was my good friend Charlotte S. telling me she was visiting from Temple, TX and asking me out to lunch along with our buddy Donna W. I totally forgot to take their picture at the Mexican Inn where we had lunch. Darn it! But the food was good.
Last week’s block in the Grandmother’s Choice project hosted by Barbara Brackman really threw me for a loop. Instead of calling it Old Maid’s Ramble, I referred to it as Contrary Old Maid! All the bias edges in the pieces made for an awful mess of waves and stretch although I starched the fabric before cutting and tried to be gentle with the iron. Not to mention the correct direction of the darks and lights in the block. Yikes! It came out so ugly that I won't put the picture in my blog or anywhere else but the trash. A lesson in humility.
Therefore, I decided to redo the Ramble by using the paper piecing patterns I printed from my Electric Quilt 5 program.That will stabilize the fabric in the block thus keeping everything properly in line.
Oh so glad that this week’s block is pretty simple – the Memory Wreath also known as the King’s Crown. Yippee!