Monday, June 18, 2007

The Hairless Block

Hairless because this one made me pull all of mine out!!!



The idea is that everything in this block stays the same from block to block except what is red in this one and the neutrals used in the corners. Each block will have 2 shades of the same saturated color - red, blues, purples and greens, as the star points and the diamond. Figuring out the math on this about killed me - I'm a math moron, numerically dyslexic as it were, (ahem) . I wasted so much fabric, that I had to piece out the last 2 of the corner tan squares, and I started with a FQ of it!! So now I have it figured out and written down so the next ones hopefully won't take 2 days and a sheddin' comb. And why would I tackle something that makes me crazy? Well, I hate HATE HATE making flying geese and avoid it like plague. Mine are always wonky. The best way to get past that is to do lots and lots of them, right? (sigh) I tried the method of starting with a big square and using 4 smaller squares and that has worked well so far. If I stick with it I should have it down by the time this king-sized quilt is done!
Or I'll be talkin' to Britneys' hairdresser...........

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11 comments:

Rosy said...

That is a facinating block! The colors are great! Keep going!

Anne said...

Your block is gorgeous!!! Keep'em coming! And you know, in the future, this is one block you will never forget :o) Have fun!

dot said...

Very beautiful block. Your work is great. Keep working at it, you certainly will be happy with the completed quilt.

Sarah said...

This block is amazing! Hope you have enough hair left so your head doesn't get too sunburned! Can't wait to see the rest of the blocks!

Anonymous said...

The block is very pretty. Why not just paper piece your flying geese if they always seem to have a problem with being wonky. Just draft it out on graph paper and photocopy.

Kim said...

LOL! Good luck!

Pieces From Me said...

Your blog is wonderful. Congrats on the new baby. I LOVE being a grandma! Flying geese are not my thing either but I did find, practice makes perfect. That along with trying different methods and getting one I could deal with. I am mathematically challenged!!

Kim West said...

That is a beautiful Block!!!!

kjquilts said...

The block was well worth it! Too bad about your hair though. LOL!

swooze said...

It looks great! Can't wait to see the others.

Greenmare said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, now I get to return the favor and I love your block, even though it's endangering your poor hair! have some chocolate!