Block number/name: K-11 “Columbine”
Date completed: June 3, 2008
Number of pieces: 25
Notes on block: I kind of like this star with its cut off points. I completed this one late Tuesday evening after my PEPS group meeting. I’m finally getting more comfortable with my seams—I’m not using my ruler every time I start one anymore (like I’ve been doing on the past few blocks, particularly the ones with more complicated construction), and am coming to trust my eyeballs again. It definitely makes the work go faster.
Also—I used another one of my swap fabrics for this one!
Block number/name: C-1 “Trooper Green’s Badge”
Date completed: June 4, 2008
Number of pieces: 13
Notes on block: Simple and quick to come together. It always makes me happy when I can easily rotary cut the pieces without templates. I absolutely love the background fabric in this one. I love it so much I bought 2 yards of it, so I suspect this is the first of many appearances it will be making.
It was nice to sit down and be restful for a bit. The boy was feverish all day and not at all himself. I called the nurse and ended up taking him in just to be sure everything was alright. Fortunately, all is well—it’s likely just a virus. So after the boy went to bed, my husband and I sat on the couch and we watched Semi-Pro as I stitched. (Thankfully, the block turned out a lot better than the movie!) As a movie treat, I made Key Lime Ice Cream from this month's Cooking Light magazine. With graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top, it was like eating key lime pie. Yummy!