Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Slow, Too!

If you're like me and you're participating in making the monthly "vintage" Schnibbles quilts, you might not want to wait until the last day of the month this time.  Or maybe you're faster than I am.  But tonight it took me two or three hours just to make six of the Dulcinea blocks--after I already had the fabric cut!

They look pretty good so far, I think.

But I still have ten more to make--that's at least another three to four hours, and that doesn't even include the time to make the pieced border.  I really didn't think it would take this long, but there's a lot of trimming up to do on these pinwheel blocks, and that's the part that is taking me some time.

I'll admit I probably could have gotten two more done tonight if I wasn't sidetracked before I even got started.  Have you seen this tablerunner pattern?

I'm such a sucker for red, white, and blue, aren't I?  The pattern is in the August 2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

While Hubby and I were having dinner (and he was watching a World Cup qualifying soccer match), I realized I had a couple quilt magazines I hadn't paged through yet, so right after we were done, I did a quick look-see.  Well, maybe not all THAT quick, but I tried not to linger too long.  Now I'm thinking about making that runner--I know I have some scrappy strips of red and white that have been in my stash forever!  I'll see if I can find some time to play with them--I don't think it will take too long.  But then what do I know?  I didn't think Dulcinea would take too long either!

JEANIE from San Jose left a comment on my Autumn House post, and I wanted to email her back, but she's "no reply."  Jeanie, if you read this, please click on my profile and email me directly so I can respond to your question about block 7.

"See" you all tomorrow, and happy quilting!


dianne said...

that's the thing about Schnibbles, innit?!? they are small and you'd think they wouldn't take as long, but In Real Life, they are a whole quilt, just not a BIG whole quilt ... my time last night was swallowed up putting a basket weave border on the Alternate 1978 quilt - and then tearing off paper from the paper-piecing ... looked like it had snowed in my bedroom!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm sitting out this month as I haven't finished my last 2 - it's a personal rule (for 2013 only)that I can't play until they are done. Got to keep the eye on the prize - UFOs and not making new ones!

Anonymous said...

The AmPwrk patriotic runner is on my sofa table, but it only needed five rows. Used scrap reds and whites, but an old Hoffman print in red, blue and tan with some gold for the squares. I also quilted diagonal thru the squares with the same Bernina curve stitch as shown on the seams. It's fast and easy.

Kigwit said...

I want to make that one too but I seriously need to schedule some time in my own sweatshop.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Your Dulcinea color scheme is exactly what I wanted to do myself...if only I had time right now. I'm rootin' for ya' and anxious to see it complete when the parade rolls around! Something tells me it's going to have a very patriotic theme this time!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Thanks for telling me how time consuming it is! I haven't started yet and need to get crackin'! LOL Love the runner too.

Sinta Renee said...

Oh Kim... I have to tell you that I left my blocks the larger size... didn't trim them... I had the blocks all done in 3 hours, then cheated on the border!

KMSC said...

Kim, I love the blocks you've made so far. This is the season (or at least it's coming up) for Red, White and Blue. I'll be very interested in seeing your finished quilt.

Sarah said...

Yes they do look great!