So it is a bit of surprise that tonight I've had a couple of glasses of wine. I'm not sure what made me. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. And do you know what? (I may be obliviously typing gibberish here, that I'll regret tomorrow morning.) I sewed up my third low volume block whilst under the influence and not only was it the quickest block, the most fun block, but my favourite block!
First though, here is block #2. Made this afternoon when I got in from work.
Lots of light quiet fabrics along with a slightly noisier farmers wife block.
It's only crumpled in the picture because it was very windy in the garden when I took this. I've decided a few of my Farmers Wife blocks are a bit shouty for this project so I thought it might be fun to not only make some new blocks, but try some new techniques. I have no idea how to make porthole blocks as I didn't go to the retreat and learn with Lu Summers.
Not that I'm bitter. And I don't generally do curves and circles because they are too scary. After a glass of vino not only was I making my first port hole type block without a safety net instructions but, I was inventing my way of doing it too. I had thought about piecing the centre of the port hole, but I figured even without the vino this could go horribly wrong, so maybe I should use some less than precious fabric and not something I'd spent hours working on. The fabric then made me think of bugs collected on a field trip and science classes at school: Microscopes, typing up results on the computer, plotting results etc and I had a theme for the surrounding elements of the block.
Block #3 The Field Trip Block.
I really really love this block. (Oh dear, did that sound a bit drunkard-talking-to-everyone-they-meet?) Anyway, whilst I would not suggest drinking and operating a sewing machine, let alone a rotary cutter, I have to say on this occasion it worked out a treat for me. Now to dream up the next blocks...oh and finish my wine!