Hmmm...some blocks that we create really make us pause & contemplate...why do we do this?
For several months now I have been making a BOM with Material Obsession. Designed by Sue Ross, it has been an interesting lesson in colour & technique. Some blocks have been technically challenging...no quick whip it together & on to the next project...no sirree!
As we do, I was 2 blocks behind, so a long weekend ( full up with a cold...great!) was a perfect time to catch up....Friday night tracing templates...Saturday all systems go! But...so many set in corners...a bit of reverse stitching...a surprise & very welcome visit from some friends...a bit more reverse stitching & Sunday it was done...huge sigh of relief...I tamed the beast! Not altogether perfection, but I can live with it. I think patchwork can either make you patient or unleash your inner banshee...fortunately this time the patient unpicker was on duty...the other one is a bit scary!
Looking at it reminded me that I had done this block before...as a novice in the 1980's...a hand pieced sampler...and it was a beast then too!I like the fresh fun look of the new version...puts the "fashionable" mauve & blue (what was I thinking???) to shame...oh how our tastes change!
How are all you BOM participants going...are you on or off the wagon? Banshee or calm stitching goddess?