one quilt: september and october

February 1st, 2009

I am sadly and just ridiculously behind with the one quilt project.  You think, “it’s one square a month, I can handle that.”  And then it becomes another thing to actively blow off while making other things or trying not to think about while camped in front of the tv. I am very good at procrastinating, but crap at coming up with excuses. Of course once you start you realize: 1. it’s not that hard and 2. it doesn’t take that much time at all and finally 3. why did I blow this off in the first place, I like it.  The pale yellow that Beth sent for October’s block did actually throw me off; it’s just not a color I ever choose. I tried bright purples and oranges with it, but it looked too football, too Minnesota Vikings for my taste.  So I went with blue and gray, which is what I always do and damn if pale yellow doesn’t just look good to me now. I used this for inspiration because it is just so awesome. And even though mine is not as awesome I’m pretty okay with how it turned out.

I knocked out a square for Leah as well, but this one was much less go with the flow and more rip and swear real loud. I saw this pattern on the internets, neglected to read the instructions, and had a hell of a time making everything at least almost match. I need a lot more practice when it comes to quilting and I hope Leah can forgive me, this is as good as it gets right now.  I think the picture makes it look a little worse than it is (or maybe it looks better in my head). The concept is good (though not mine) but triangles are hard.

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9 Responses to one quilt: september and october

  1. Victoria says:

    I think you did a great job with both blocks! Put your feet up now and go watch some guilt free TV!

  2. Jenni says:

    I think your pale yellow quilt is very awesome.

  3. thereddeer says:

    I love the colour choices on your pale yellow quilt block.

  4. Beth says:

    I love it… I’m very officially totally behind. Love what you did. I’ll take your lead and get some serious time in for onequilt ASAP. Not sure how life (i.e. dishes, plumbing crises, etc.) gets so in the way of what I want to be doing.

    I also love the red & white for Leah– You’re good!

    Thank you!

  5. Meg, I love it! The triangles are brilliant, and I love that sort of directional thing it has going on… thanks so much!

    Plus (even thought I can’t see any in the photo) I am a HUGE fan of The Wonk, and firmly believe that perfect things are soulless and weird. I’m sure your block will feel right at home with all the others I’ve received so far…..

    I’m still doing December – gah!

    Leah xxx

  6. Beetlegirl says:

    Oh, I love the blue-yellow-gray block. A whole quilt would look fabulous…but who has the time? In my wish-full world, I have piles of completed quilts…instead of a small pile of unfinished quilt tops. Ho hum…

  7. dorie says:

    I love whatcha did with that first one. Mmmm, hmmm. And Leah’s isn’t too shabby either. I have to get on the stick myself.

  8. Katherine says:

    What pretty blocks! I like your fabric choices, Meg. I hear you on the challenge of piecing triangles. They are a terror, but do look fabulous (so the agony is worth it).