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!