Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Finn made me do it...

Yes, so I should have been sleeping - or finishing the quilt for a clas at the LQS, or even packing - but nooooo, I get it in my head I have to take all those itty bitty triangles I cut off from my border I'm piecing for the shop and make some Double X blocks like Finn's! So I stay up until midnight sewing triangles. I finally decided I needed to make just one block before I go to bed.


Well.... I got it all sewn and it didn't look right! Duh, I was so tired I put the lights and darks in the wrong place. BUT - I then got this really cute idea for a center and border with them. So now this morning I had to dummy up a picture in EQ5 so it didn't bug me while I was gone.

The blocks will finish to be 3" square in the center. Larger because they are on point on the border.

For now I"m off to Paducah! See you all sometime next week!

11 comments from wonderful readers:

Finn said...

Wow, Dawn, you've got me chuckling here in WI...*VBS* Didn't mean to make you do that, but what a great job you did of it!!!!

I love the "new" way of putting them together, and it's really neat to see the EQ drawing of it. Give me an idea what mine will look like once I have enough blocks.
Great way to use those tiny triangles too, isn't it??? Hope you are having a wonderful time on your road trip and quilt show!!! Hugs, Finn

Sharon said...

Have a wonderful time while you're gone, and maybe these itty bitty blocks will grow up by the time you return! LOL!

Patti said...

I love it Dawn!

Sandra said...

The border idea is inspired! It will be gorgeous when made in "real" life.

Sandra said...

I would maybe tip the 4 corner blocks so the darker line follows round the rectangle. Hmm... reading that back, I make no sense at all. Just ignore me LOL.

tami said...

Have a great time in Paducah. Wish I were going too. :o)

Tonya R said...

Crazy woman who never sleeps, that's you.Block looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy Paducah, wish I was going with you all.

Lily said...

Wow I am so impressed with your EQ5 picture! You are a thorough one Dawn!

Have a great time in Paducah! Can't wait to see the pics and hear all the stories!!

The Calico Cat said...

Cool, I can't wait to see that quilt in fabric - great design & great wat to use the "oops!" Have fun in Paducah & let us know when to look at your webshots!

ForestJane said...

I like the design, and like the colors too.

But I think I'd go cross-eyed doing them that tiny!

And is that new web graphics I see on your blog too? They're nice. :)

cher said...

what a fun idea...but so tiny...you all are making me shake my head in awe...hope your time away is a total blast!