What’s Wrong with this Picture?

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This is what a block I sewed together the other day would have  looked like. No picture of that block, as I finally realized what I was doing wrong and those stitches were taken out very, very quickly – I didn’t even want to take a picture of the offending block. So I just laid out the pieces to illustrate the nightmare block, which I merrily spent an hour or so sewing, not even beginning to twig to the fact it was completely wrong. Makes me laugh when I look at this picture but I didn’t laugh then. It was only when I was about to add the long black curved strip that I realized what I’d done. But hmm — looking at it laid out like this is giving me ideas.

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This is what it should have looked like when finished.

And that’s why I’ve been missing from blogging. I’ve been a bit under the weather and clearly it has affected my ability to think when I’m sewing.

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So this is about all that’s happening around here lately when it comes to sewing. Simple, easy six-point stars. I decided I need to back away quickly from anything that I had to think about before I made more blocks that required unsewing! With these I don’t even have to think about orientation – no kaleidoscope stars, just plain little 6-point stars. I’m starting to get a nice pile of these, so I may have to start thinking about how I’m going to set them.

This hasn’t stopped me from playing with ideas – the list of things I want to do test blocks for has grown by leaps and bounds. There are fabric groupings set aside just for some of the ideas. I can’t wait to feel like I’m safe with a needle in my hand and get going on some of them. Including one idea I have for the little 5-point stars from the Inklingo Passacaglia collection. Those really have me antsy to start playing. For now, though I’m back to nice safe little stars. And that’s fine, because I do love little stars and I have a couple of boxes full of diamonds I printed with Inklingo just waiting to be sewn together.

 

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“Kitty DJs”

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A very rarely seen scene here. They get along, but sitting together? Not very often. We were holding our breath that we’d get the photo before one of them moved.

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6 thoughts on “What’s Wrong with this Picture?

  1. What a beautiful kitty picture! I love your little stars, and yes, I can see why your black and white block needed to be resewn……the result wouldn’t have been so good.

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  2. Oh my….. Been there done that…LOL!
    Sometimes its a sign the a break is a must.
    I love the contrast!
    No quilting at the moment, busy on the farm. No more sundogs, its getting a bit warmer!

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