Fall seven times, Stand up eight
At least that is what they lead you to believe!
I am moving along on my way to making 255 Dear Jane blocks..... but on some days, construction of these blocks goes better than others!!!
Today... I persisted but is it worth it? I ask myself... or am I just being plain ol' stupid?!
This block, F2 Kaleidoscope, was a real bugger. Looks good, doesn't it?!
Well.... my first attempt (exhibited on the right below ) went terribly wrong at many levels!
I tried to conserve fabric and as you can see in the bottom right hand corner, that led me a little shy of a proper seam allowance. Getting the spot where the seams are supposed to meet (between the wee triangles and lopsided diamond-like shape) took many, many (many) tries! And alas.... I even pieced it wrong!!
So, lots of wee scraps of paper, thread and fabric were tossed!
I did get this block (Starflower) done, though I wish my corners were sharper (but certainly, not worth redoing... yet!)
and this block (Sweet Tater Pie) only took one set of pieces but had to be ripped out in spots so I could get the seams to meet where they are supposed to! I do like how it looks now!
My block chart is beginning to fill up!
I just hope I have the perseverance needed to finish this project!!!
Or will it end up on the shelves of my sewing room with the other UFO's???
or left for awhile on the ironing board with the projects that I have to get back to?
As you know, I have finished a couple of UFO's lately but as you can see, there are a few more waiting!
Even if I am not stupid, at least I am still ....