Monday, April 29, 2013
A Few More Boston Blocks...
The scraps and fabrics that I pulled for my Boston block remained on my ironing board over the weekend and rather than put them all away and finish up the stuff that I need to get done before the block lottery on Saturday, I made a couple more blocks and used up some scraps. Plus I got to try out the windmill block that I've always wanted to do. It felt very satisfying.
Verdict - I love the block but would never want to be doing more than one at a time. Also, you are left with an extremely bulky center seam. I need to research people's seam pleating techniques because that sucker is destined to break a quilting needle!
I ended up cutting a few extra triangles that didn't get used. Instead of throwing those back into the scrap bin, I made a block of sparsely flying geese that also used up all my bits and pieces of white scraps. Yay!
We at the BMQG are just completely gobsmacked at the outpouring of generosity and excitement that people are putting into these blocks as well as offers to help quilt, donate fabric, spread the word. The flickr group is exploding and the blocks submitted thus far are gorgeous. Some beautiful quilts are going to be made for people in dire need of comfort and I am so proud to be part of such a dedicated quilting community!