Yes, it's July (almost August), but I just now finished my February block of the month. Good grief!! I'm not sure which, but either this quilt or still getting up at night with my almost 6 month old will be the death of me. haha! Yawn! I feel like my brain is fried. Which can be a good thing, if you knew my brain. But, when you type the word "February" ten different ways and all of them don't look right, so you go to Merriam Webster to confirm the spelling, then you know you have real problems. haha! Is there a nap in my future? Um...not today, because I'm taking the kids swimming. I think my kids find delirious mom more fun. ;-)
Okay, points....points....points.....aaaaahhhhhhhhh! I was forewarned that this quilt is a lot of cutting and piecing, so I have no one to blame but myself. I'm being as absolutely meticulous as I know how to be. Some of my points line up beautifully and some not so much. And my measurements are still coming up a little short. At least they are consistently short. Is there a trick I'm missing? Is there a quilting fairy that is refusing to touch me with her wand because she is finding great amusement at my expense? Well, here she is...February, at my finest....
February is four of these 16" blocks. First you do all this cutting, hundreds of squares. Then you make a ton of half square triangles, trim all those up to the correct measurement, then make 16 smaller blocks, to piece together to make 4 of what you see above. I was a bit deceived by "block" of the month. It may be the same block for the month, but if you do four of them, I think it should be called "blocks of the month." Just saying!
Okay, now are you ready for real craziness.....I'm going to do another quilt this year. Mom, don't call and chastise me. haha!! I'm working at my own pace and if I get done, by year's end, great...if not I'll be done next year or sometime before I'm 40, I think.
Sunny at Quilting Dreams is doing a stay-at-home round robin. You can read details on her page. Kristy and I are going to each do one, so we are sewing together and she is learning at the same time. She's already picked her theme, what she wants for her center block, and color scheme. Go Kristy! So, over the next several months, I'll be posting pictures of our progress on this project as well. I'm looking forward to quilting time with Kristy and somehow, I think she may get done before me.