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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

What's Wrong With This Picture?

You know I don't sew after midnight, right? I've written about it before.

Take a good look at the photo above.

Can you see the problem? (Besides the gaping hole in the buffalo's forehead. That will disappear when I finish sewing the block.)

I really REALLY wanted to finish this block last night.

Midnight was only a couple of hours away so I knew I'd have to focus.

When the clock struck midnight I was SO close to being done that I almost just went for the finish.


When I came down this morning and saw the Spectacular Savanna Water buffalo block on my design board, I was glad I had not continued last night.

I'd laid out the sewn units so they'd be ready to simply pick up and sew in the morning.

It took staring at the block for several seconds trying to figure out what was wrong with it. Had I really never noticed how ODD this block looked?

It was unlike Elizabeth Hartman's patterns to look so weird.

I finally consulted the pattern book and realized I'd placed the top of halves of the horns on the opposite sides making the horns look like grandma's curlers.

If I'd continued to sew last night, those horns would be a source of teeth gnashing.

As it is, we are one block closer on the sew along.

Are you making progress? Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section. Share photos on the Facebook Page.

See you soon


Have you been over to Pattern Pastiche lately? There's a lot going on.

I just finished a mystery quilt called Trellis that turned out really cute. It was only 3 parts. It was simple to make and perfect for a baby quilt if you use my Easter Eggs found in the group discussion.

Another of my designs, Rustic Queen, is running as a mystery beginning in the June issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. It will be 5 parts so you can finish it in time for Holiday gift giving. I'm making mine with vintage 80's fabric that reminds me of tole painting.

You'll need to subscribe to the magazine for either/both of these patterns. Use the code SP for a discount. Or each group has it's own discount code which I believe is the same amount.

Also in the June issue is my Going My Way? quilt pattern which is another super cute baby quilt.

I have a really clever Flower block quilt publishing in July, and the August issue will have the pattern for one of my favorite designs ever. It's called Autumn Entwined.

Of course there are other designers as well. July has a darling quilt for cat lovers by Nan Baker, and there's a neat Cathedral Window holiday ornament project by Jane Lay. If you ever wanted to learn to do mitered piecing, Kari Lippert has a pattern in the July issue that will teach you that awesome skill.

Connie Kauffman has been sharing mini quilts the last several months that use themed button sets to finish them off. They are sweet little projects and seem to be a favorite among the mini quilt lovers.

I could go on and on but instead I'll just encourage you to check it out yourself.

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