Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday evening....

I am oh so close to enjoying some relaxing slow stitching. The kids are in their night time bath and shower right now. They got a little smoky from burning the brush in the fire pit this afternoon.


I had been unhappy with my green trip around the world block and finally decided to dig and see if I could find some other fabrics to finish it off better. I found some so those were cut on Monday, the existing 30 inch block was unpicked on Wednesday night up to the white round and now I plan to add more of these new green squares on. I only had the first round of 28 marked for hand piecing so I finished adding my lines at work today in between customers so I am all set to complete this block! It is already making me much happier with the new fabric choices.

Original block I made
Mock up with 'new' fabrics.

After working I got home and grabbed a nice salad for my very late lunch. Then played some games with the kids (fishing, connect four and Zingo) while Greg made dinner. I did pick up and clean the kitchen tonight (with some help from Aidan!) and while Aidan was washing a few of the dishes I was busy separating the coconut meat from the shell. They went shopping yesterday and picked up a coconut and a papaya. Aidan did not like the coconut juice but Em and Greg did. I finished getting the coconut out and peeled and then let the food processor shred it. I see some Magic Cookie Bars being made tomorrow to use it up.... or... I could just add some into the granola bars I want to make. Hmmmmmmm

Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other slow stitching is happening all over the world.

4 comments:

  1. I definitely like the new block better. I know how hard it is to reverse sew (been there, done that) it will be worth it. I know if I don't like something but keep going, I'm usually sorry and don't like the finished piece. I recently took apart a finished friendship braid quilt top because I wasn't happy with the sashing. People thought I was crazy, but I am much happier with the new sashing and love the finished quilt so much, I just may keep it. Thanks for the great blog!

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  2. I agree. If it was not making you happy, then change it. Quilting is supposed to be fun and relaxing. If you don't like what you are doing, it becomes a ufo. Your block looks great!

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  3. Definitely worth the redo. I've never had a fresh coconut ... but I'll bet it's good (and worth the extra work).

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  4. It's so interesting how some combinations just don't make us happy and with some changes, we are delighted :)

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