Since my first attempt at the SMQG block lottery was a bit of a failure, I needed to get going on my replacement blocks before the meeting this Saturday. But stuff just kept getting in the way. Big surprise, it got done only days before the meeting when I originally started at the beginning of the month. It got done - that's the important thing. And the results came out pretty great this time around!
Just to recap the gist of the lottery: a block design and color scheme are chosen for the group. If you feel like making a block, go for it - for each block you make, you donate $1 (a real bargain). Each block is one entry into the lottery. The winner gets all the blocks!
Samantha chose Greenleaf Goods' wonky pinwheel design with this gorgeous color scheme:
|The first attempt|
I thought that I had enough fabric to just leave my "mistake block" alone and start from scratch, but when I revisited my fabric pile, I had only enough of my neutral colors for 1 block more...not acceptable to up my chances for this lottery. So I had a fun date with my seam ripper, a cup of coffee, and an audiobook to keep me company.
I think the effort and improvements totally paid off. Now this is what these blocks are supposed to look like! I can't wait to see everyone else's blocks and am keeping my fingers crossed that I win the lottery! If not, there's always the next time around...but I am definitely keeping this color scheme in mind for myself!
On another note - boy does it feel like I'm just doing bits and pieces lately! Small projects and stand alone blocks are great, but I still have a couple of custom quilts standing in between me and quilting/sewing for myself. I have several bins of projects to be done (for me!) that I'm dying to get my hands on, but there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day...sigh.