This week’s block is called Album. I dropped into the quilting shop at Wagga and picked up that gorgeous dark green fabric. You know, I’m still unpicking at least one seam on these things still. Sometimes my brain can’t work these things out.
Annie’s Choice is this weeks block. If Annie really had her choice she would have told me to use a bolder coloured fabric. Too late now and I’m not redoing it. But otherwise, this was actually quite a nice block. Shame I messed it up, really.
This week is the Devil’s Claw. Another very time consuming, small and fiddly block. I would not like to know how many hours I have put into making this quilt thus far. And because the back is a little bulky with seams, no amount of ironing would make it sit nice and flat.
I have no idea where they get some of these names from. The block this week is called “54-40 or Fight”. Whatever is that meant to mean? I guess it kind of looks like a ninja star? If you squint?
Technically I’ve been sharing these blocks for half a year! That’s probably the longest I’ve ever lasted at anything. The block this week is called Storm at Sea. I kind of like how it looks round, but with all straight-ish lines. I call them straight-ish because some of these blocks are quite dodgy.
Because it’s actually really easy to make soap, I decided to make another batch. This time I wanted to try a milk based recipe. I found one over at HubPages, thanks Pinterest for allowing me to find all these really cool things. Ingredients: 800g olive oil 200g coconut oil 320g coconut milk 138g lye 150g …
I love this block so much! Although I’m going to subtract points for the 2 1/2 hours it took me to complete it, so my love is sitting at around 75%. The block is titled Blackford’s Beauty. Hopefully the next one won’t take me as long to make.
So Steve gets home from work and says ‘who dumped the rubbish up the side of our house?’ That’s not rubbish. That’s going to be a chicken coop. Eventually. I have a lot more to collect before I can make a chicken house, but it’s a start. Now I’ve just got to pull them apart. …
Sarah came for a visit the other week. It was so good to see her. We went to the licorice factory. And we made freckles. Then we went home and decided to try our hand at making some soap. I found a recipe and instructions over at Lovin’ Soap Studio. It consisted of: Coconut oil …
Ok, so I am back up to date and in order again This week is the Hovering Hawks block. I think the green isn’t strong enough for my choice of neutral fabric. Oh well, it’s done now and I have so many blocks to go that there’s no way I’m redoing it!