Sunday, 23 September 2012


No time for sewing today. The day whooshed by.  Now it’s bedtime (for the kids, not me) and I have a little time to show you what’s been hiding on the digital camera.

I made the latest of Barbara’s blocks, this one called Union Square.  It was easy.  I felt very clever.


This is my block.  Feeling pretty okay with it.  Am V. Good. Quilter.  Right?

Then I saw today’s block. 

Not feeling clever.  Feeling pretty downright intimidated, truth be told.

04 Kansas Sunflower bbrown

image from here

Holy batfish.

Now, just to be clear, this is NOT my block.  I’m slightly terrified to even begin this block.  I’ll definitely hand piece it with freezer paper, I think.  I’ve traced the picture out, and that’s all I’ve done.  I might need to dwell on it a little.

Lots of clever ducks have already posted theirs onto the flickr website.  Very clever ducks.  Very QUICK clever ducks.

I don’t think I can do it.   Wish me luck.

Till tomorrow,



  1. LOL! I had the same reaction when I saw that block Saturday morning! I haven't started it yet but I had to sit down and figure out where to start on that baby. As soon as I get a few hours to myself I will attempt it. I made the Union Square last night.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day

  2. I had the same reaction when I saw the block! (I haven't made any of them yet--thinking about fabrics,etc). Can't imagine that people already have it done!

  3. Thanks so much for your comments, ladies.

    I'm in awe of some quilters, I really am. I know it's a matter of practice, practice, practice - and if I get some spare time today I'll start it, but it's not going to be an hour job like the other ones!

    Thanks again

  4. Oh YES you can do it! If I can so can you. But I'm not going to pretend it's easy. It isn't! If you're going to hand piece that should make it a bit easier for you. I don't so I made mine by machine and it was a bear!! I'm contemplating doing a second one to see if I can improve on it. Or not! haha
    Good luck and have fun after all.

  5. Aww thanks, Linda.

    I'll definitely post steps online when I can get a minute to sew!

    Thanks again