Monday, December 05, 2005

Batik blanks...

Yes, the blank spots in this quilt are my doing- or lack of doing. Sigh. Sarah, of course, got all of her blocks done. I intended to... I had the best of intentions. You know what that means. (This is a follow-up to Sarah's post where she showed her Batik blocks. The scrappy blocks are all hers. Her mom thought the batik was too feminine, so it is just as well that it didn't go to my nephew, Michael. He just proposed to his sweetheart, so I guess I need to start thinking of a wedding quilt to make.) There are 57 peices in each of those star blocks and I have to ask myself, "What was I thinking?" They are pretty, aren't they? I can usually whip up a few blocks of whatever I am working on in an afternoon. But with this block, I found myself taking about an hour per block. I couldn't figure out why, until I counted peices. 57 is quite a few- even though the block looks very simple. I have all of the other blocks assembled, except for the different colored stars. So, really, it shouldn't take too long, to finish it. Sarah has threatened to sell it off so that the funds raised could help pay for a little retreat for us. I couldn't bear to part with it- our first quilt, done together. I haven't settled on a setting for it, yet. Maybe narrow black sashing with small batik cornerstones- all on point. We'll see. But I'm letting her know now, that it ain't going anywhere. It's mine, MINE, MINE!!!

3 comments:

Tropical Screamer said...

Fifty seven pieces in each block? What fun. And the colors. Wow.

Darilyn

Tonya R said...

aiyee - lots of pieces but well worth it. Yup, love the colors.

Frances said...

beautiful Nines and Sarah sounds fantastic,