Friday, April 5, 2013


For the last couple of months the only sewing I’ve done is to cut off and hem my great nephew’s baseball pants.  I’ve been in a crazy 'don’t want to do anything' funk but I hope I’m coming out of it now that Spring is here.

girl gotta sew

Today I’m working on paper piecing block #19, The Old Maid’s Ramble, of Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice block of the month.  You will understand why I chose to paper piece this one when you see the one made using the rotary cutting instructions.

19 old maid puzzle wrong

Half square triangles turned the wrong way.  A larger dark triangle placed wrong.  Block unsquare.  And oh those crazy bias edges to deal with.  Yuck.  I vow to get the new block finished tonight!

I am way behind on the Grandmother’s Choice blocks.  Chances are I won’t make them all because I plan to set them in a vertical stripy style similar to this one found on Lone Star House of Quilts’ blog.  But that plan may change.  It’s still early.

Hope each of you have a wonderful, productive, fun weekend.  In the meantime, may your bobbins always be full.
a red Signature
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  1. Looks perfect to me, I looked long and hard at it, I like it the way it is. Sometimes a break from sewing is good.

  2. I am WAY way behind...I have been collecting the patterns but have done NONE yet!!! I do like the Lone star design.

  3. I hope you get out of your funk soon enough!!! Yes, with a block like that Foundation Paper Piecing is definitely the way to go, there are just to many potential hazards in the block like that, although it is a great block!!!!!


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