Saturday, December 02, 2006
Odds and Ends
Thanks for all the nice comments about my red and white house blocks. They've been fun to make.
And about those blocks? Some time ago (over a year, probably) I bought this set of templates thinking it'd make the house-construction easy. So, last weekend I pulled them out to use them. Well, although the package doesn't say this anywhere on the outside, these templates only work for the traditional style house if you applique several components. Frankly, this hugely irritates me. The block is perfectly piece-able, and the package didn't provide any clue about this change in construction technique.
So, after some fiddling (and concluding that I was too spacy to try to draft a new block) I found a paper-pieced schoolhouse block, a freebie on the Quilters Newsletter site. So I was able to forge ahead, without that nasty need to cut precise shapes ahead of time.
Meanwhile, on another note, the cats are enjoying our new sofas.
I'm getting really good at getting the cat off in a flash, by the way.
At least Willow cooperates by snuggling on the washable throw. (Isn't it gorgeous?)