Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Block of the Month Top

Before we left in August, I got all caught up on the first nine blocks for Planet Patchwork's Oh My Stars block-of-the-month program. I used a very fun "sewcial" day this week to finish the last three. Unfortunately, these three were fairly error-riddled, so I had a few false starts before realizing that I needed to spend the time proofreading before actually sewing them. (Lesson learned, I guess - no major damage except for some mild profanities unleashed on my fellow stitchers... ) I did manage to finish the last of the blocks before the Sunday Night Football game ended, but it was too late to sew the top together.

This evening I added a few more applique flowers, then assembled the top (!). I really love this type of gridless pattern, and I especially like the way the large-scale green print looks all chopped up into little pieces - it makes me think of a circuit board. I may still add a border, but I don't really like the simple one used on the original pattern, so I'll let it stew for a while before deciding. It's time to move onto holiday stitchery anyway.