If I focused on the number of HST in the finished blocks, (80 in each) I might not have started these Faithful blocks from Lori at Humble Quilts. But instead I'm focusing on the fun of the busy jumble of colors and fabrics, and I'm enjoying the whole process.
These are entirely from stash and scraps. The block centers and strips will be mainly CWar repro fabrics. With the HST, anything goes. Some of my HST don't have the sharp light/dark contrast, included just for the variety. A little white here and there, but not very much.
My goal is 12 blocks, and I'll be sure to add a few more lighter strip borders, like the cheddar and the pink. I like adding those strips of fabric after each round of HST. No, actually I need them. They help keep my measurements honest.
The light square in the lower left 4-patch center bothers me, but I'll probably let it go. It wasn't so obvious till I saw a photo. That square blends into the busy border strip. It'll eventually be lost in the jumble of fabrics (I hope).
Life-getting-in-the-way issues have limited my sewing time this week.
-- Helping a daughter house hunt.
-- Bank visits to deal with -- hmm -- let's just say "stuff."
-- Removal of a sore, fungal toenail (healing fine with daily soaks, but boy, it looks ugly just 3 days post-op).
-- My MIL fell, suffered an alveolar fracture (upper jaw), lost a tooth, and her other front teeth are wired in place while the bone heals. The oral surgeon was patient and kind to my MIL. He told her she'll be a 91-year-old who looks like a 14-year-old wearing braces.
Soft food shopping was in order. Individual servings of applesauce, jello, and pudding were easy choices. But baby food was different. I haven't been baby food shopping for years. I like the easy-open plastic containers. That will be easier for my MIL to use, and recycling will be easy too. All those little empty glass jars bothered me back in the days of my babies, before recycling.
Baby food options surprised me, but they shouldn't have. These days, we have choices for everything on a shopping list. I could choose between glass or plastic Gerber packaging. "Organic" or not. Single foods or a combo. Some food combos showed creativity. Garden veggies together -- OK, that's logical. Apples and chicken? A creative mind certainly came up with that one.
|center 4-patch has been changed|
UPDATE -- 5 p.m. on Sunday.
I just couldn't tolerate that single lighter square in the 4-patch center of the Faithful block. So I took it out and replaced it with a brown square. Whew !! -- now I can sleep soundly tonight.