I took apart the two Basketweave blocks I put together wrong and stitched them back while actually looking at the pattern, which helped immensely!!!
Since I had already squared up the blocks, when I sewed them together, they didn’t come out quite square, but close enough.
I plan to mail the 6 1/2 inch block to one of the Farmer’s Wife FUN Challenge participants as just an extra, not part of the actual swap since it’s not quite perfect. I will be using the large 12 1/2 inch block for a civil war repro quilt I am making for my brother-in-law. Here it is with the two most recent blocks I received from my partner in the Block Swap Adventure.
I am taking a break from the Block Swap Adventure this year. It was fun, but I am part of a bee in 2012 and plan to do two quilt alongs this spring which will take up a lot of my free time.
So, onto the actual blocks I made for the FUN Challenge. I started with this block first. It was my first block using a template (as opposed to rotary cutting which was in my comfort zone), and it turned out great. I always make a block for myself before I make one for someone else, just to get my bearings because I want the other person’s block to turn out better. I was happy with this, so I went ahead and made 2 more. (Notice anything yet???)
Here they are in all their not-put-together-right glory:
Yes, after not following the Basketweave pattern correctly, I went ahead and made THREE MORE BLOCKS without doublechecking the layout. This block is called Seasons. I finally cut into a friend’s beautiful fabric and made a block that doesn’t actually exist in the Farmer’s Wife Sampler! Luckily I have made a new block with a different fabric combo that is done correctly.
So, I finally got myself organized and was able to get two blocks done correctly for the FUN Challenge:
Here is a close up of the fabrics and the colors are pretty true on my monitor:
I will be mailing this one out to one of the FUN Challenge participants.