Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday mutterings

I have had quite a productive, although at times frustrating day.....have been working on the next block for the Underground Railroad Sampler....
all cut and ready to go...I have been extra careful with getting the measurements right....

all lined up and ready to go...and Great Hairy Crocopiggies!!!!!!!!...the last one is too short...so much for my careful measuring....so I cut another one the correct length and proceeded to sew them together... all was well until I got to the last two pieces...they were too short.....GHC!!!!!...how does that happen...honestly I was trying to be so careful.....finally though

it is all done.....just needs to be trimmed to 12 inches because it is 13 inches square....these blocks do my head in sometimes......oh well..at least it is done...I did have one distraction.....the sun was out and the rain came....

and there was a rainbow.....not so good in the colour dept but it lasted for a while and gradually moved out over the bay....and so I went back to sewing...leaders and enders now....

Ta dah!!!!! Thirty three came out ok, as in the seams met where they were supposed to and only eight need to have some unsewing and then I will try again....not bad for me I reckon!! Off to take the dog for a short walk now before dark.
Happy sewing!

8 comments:

Helen said...

Well done on your blocks and post :)

shez said...

Awesome Susan you are doing well my friend.xx

Tania said...

Love your log cabin Sue. I can see I will have to get you that 'Piggies Be Gone' spray!!! Lovely leaders and enders too. I would be quite distracted by the sights too.... hope you are having a lovely time retired lady!

Fiona said...

you do make me laugh.....
Hugz

Elyte said...

Good work Sue, the end result is the reward. Those lovely leaders and enders seem to be multiplying at a very rapid rate.

Leeanne said...

Cute log cabin block. Watch out for those leader & enders!

marina said...

love your leaders and enders!
shame those crocopiggies turned up to spoil your railroad block. It looks lovely.

Janet said...

The crocopiggies make me smile anyway. And the block looks great in the end. :)