Well, it was a catch-up week for me. I caught up on my quilt-alongs, I finished up my August bee blocks and other obligations, and now I’m turning my attention to September. I’ve got some quilting in my very near future!
I had two blocks to do this week, after missing last week’s. The first, the “Breaking Out” pinwheel block, is one I’ve actually done before, for a bee. As per Leila’s instructions, this time I used the “Magic Method” for making flying geese. This was a completely new technique to me, and I loved how fast it was. It does seem a bit magical—one minute they look nothing like flying geese, then suddenly … there it is! Unfortunately I didn’t find this process to be as accurate as my usual corner-to-corner method of making flying geese. So this block is a little wonkeriffic. But I love my fabric choices, and it’s a fabulous block design regardless.
I went back to my tried-and-true corner-to-corner method for the next block, “Double Star.” I think this might be my favorite block of the QA so far. I LOVE how mine came out! I ended up using my light print for the outer corners instead of the dark print, and I really like how that looks. Don’t you just love it when one little change can make an entire block look so different? Why yes, I am a design nerd, why do you ask? : )
Okay, let’s see your WIPs! Link up any post from the past week featuring an unfinished work-in-progress. Please don’t forget to link back to my blog in your post, and comment on some of the other links. Have a wonderful week. : )