Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gone!

 The star blocks are gone and so is my brain. While I was taking out the sashing, I stabbed myself with a seam ripper this morning. Luckily, I was in the doctor's office so they had band aids right there.  That's the sashing, which I realized as I was staring at it, was leftover fabric from probably the first maternity garment I sewed for myself in 1966: a sleeveless tent of some sort to get me through the summer. Ten years later, the excess finally got used in this quilt top.

I thought I had eight more blocks, I actually had ten - so everybody who asked for one (even if I thought I was out) will get one.  I sent you an e-mail with the guidelines, just so you wouldn't have to keep going back to yesterday's post.

It is ungodly late, so I will just show you that the block wasn't quite as architectural by the time I sewed it together.
 Right now, it's on my wall, turned on its side. 
I am going to turn on my side, too, since it is 2:30 a.m.  This one hour thing is really messing me up - and I have an early meeting tomorrow.  I used to go to sleep at 10:00 every night, even in college.  How times change -- or how time changes.

9 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

i love it! it looks really great!

Rian said...

I guess if you have to stab yourself with your seam ripper, it is a good thing to be surrounded by bandaid-wielding professionals.

Eva said...

I like a lot what you made out of these blocks. A little arbitrariness can solve almost every design problem.

elle said...

And what is going, going, Gone for me are lot of preconceived notions. It is amazing what one can do if they dare to step out of their traditions and their comfort zone. It's exhilerating. THANKS! Yay for bloggers!

Approachable Art said...

LOL great. :D

Barbara said...

I have become a night owl too. I never thought that would happen because I always used to be a morning person. I can't wait for my package to arrive!

Connie Akers said...

Opened your blog this evening and did a double take and chuckle. I used that red in a materity top in 1975 and also in my first "quilt" - a Jean Ray Laury inspired qpplique ABC quilt. Thanks for the memory and I really love the new piece.

Sandy said...

Oh geesh, those blocks are too ugly even for me! You managed to rescue one but I can see why you want them out of your realm! Good for you- I guess even ugly deserves a rescue now and then. LOL

Del said...

Oh,heck! I knew I was too late when I wrote the previous comment. Next time you get a wild hair like this, just sign me on! I haven't read a blog for three weeks, so today I am gorging. That explains why I missed your challenge-of-the-ugly-blocks.
Taxes await. Love, Del