Thursday, February 2, 2012
Flying Geese & Flying Geese Pinwheel
Eee! Block #1 is the Flying Geese Pinwheel block from the Sew.Happy.Quilt. QAL & Block #2 is February's Half-Square Triangle block of the month from In Color Order. I was excited about the Flying Geese block yesterday, but I just finished the Flying Geese Pinwheel Block and I have decided I am more excited by that one! Starch made all the difference on the pinwheel block. I bought some starch, but I actually prefer the one I made myself. I used Chelsea's recipe at Pins & Bobbins. I initially only made it out of laziness. I did not want to go all the way to Wal-Mart, which I live two minutes away from. Yes, I am that lazy! The homemade starch does work really well though. I might just prefer it because of the lack of smell. After years of making fun of my mom because of her dramatic reaction to strong perfumes, it turns out I inherited her aversion to strong smells! The starch I got at the store is very ****LAVENDER!!!***
Now I am just waiting for my gray fabric to get here from Fat Quarter Shop. I needed a lighter gray than I had actually bought for my robot quilt. It looked fine until I put it next to the blue! I have been working around the robot area, but now I am stuck. Speaking of that quilt, my nosy, nosy husband came home early yesterday and almost saw everything! I managed to get him out of the sewing room, but I am pretty sure he knows I am making him a quilt. I am not very good at keeping things secret!
Update: I forgot to move my Small Blog Meet button up to this post now that I finished with it! The Small Blog Meet is to help newer bloggers meet others out in blogland. I love meeting new people and seeing everyone's projects, so this seemed like a good opportunity. You can check it out by clicking on the button to the left!