Friday, November 12, 2010

The rest of the story....

 
..or at least an explaination. You probably wondered why it would take so many hours to have 11 blocks finished, when there were 7 finished ones in the container, right? Well, that's the rest of the story, you see.
First I have to remind you, I'm slow(in movements). Secondly, I only have sight in one eye, the other eye functions as backup but only sees a shadowy Big E. If I shut that eye, the good one loses focus faster, so I try to keep both eyes open. That helps,but I need to blink and re-focus fairly often. And third, two of the finished blocks had the big triangles sewn in reverse positions...LOL..darn those bias edges! Jack the ripper time on those!!
In overcoming my hang-ups, about this block, I worked slower, pinned more, and lay the block pieces out on the table next to my machine. I then picked them up in order, sewed them, pressed and laid them back in place!
That's why it took much of the day to get to 11 finished and 9 more prepped! It's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
I have 4 more blocks in progress this morning, and hope to finish all 9 by the end of the day. I wanted to ask those of you who have done the UFO Challenge in years past, if you'd take a minute and pop over to one of the new or newer challengees and say "hi", some are fairly new to blogging and it's nice to have a visit from someone *VBS*
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6 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

Well you'd never know...your work is always beautiful!! I'll drop by a few later today. I'm quilting the last of the SBS, baking bread and making homemade soup. Hopefully I'll get a minute or two in my day. Hugs and love

Gypsy Quilter said...

Take all the time you need. It's your quilt! Perhaps a bit of spray starch would help with the bias. Keep on truckin'!

Meggie said...

Oh Finn, at least you are making some progress! I have managed none. Perhaps after our Grandson goes home...

julieQ said...

I think you get so much done!! Yes, keep both hands on the wheel and both eyes open for sure. Love this project!

AnnieO said...

You have many challenges to overcome with your vision--glad you are still getting to do what you love :) The blocks look really great!

Melanie said...

Northwind Blocks--- I love them...they look pretty perfect to me. This has always been on of my favorite blocks.