Can you imagine trying to get FOUR quilts done in one weekend? That’s what my wife and I attempted to accomplish… and failed miserably.
We started trying to do the two blue pinwheel quilts, but as I said in a previous post… shopping comes first! So, after work on Friday we made a special trip into Fort Worth that has the largest selection available. I wanted to be able to get some early Christmas fabric as soon as I could and this is what I found:
Back to the story though, Saturday morning came and I had a leisurely breakfast followed by an unbelievably long problem at work that needed to be taken care of. Fast forward to 1pm on Saturday when I finally had the time to “Start” the pinwheels. I was feeling confident that I could still manage to make three of the quilts at that point.
Sunday morning came and we started to get the ball rolling early. We were making good time until a comment from me stopped play again… have you ever heard of a couple fighting over seam allowances and construction techniques? We don’t argue that often, but this seemed to be the weekend for everything to go askew so why not?
As you can see, we made up, but that caused another four-hour stoppage! Then as we’re setting the blocks together, you might have already guessed… they did not line up the way they were supposed to. Blame it on Karma or a cosmic joke, but no matter what we did they were off here and there. It was 6pm on Sunday night at this point and we were about to call it quits without having completed even one quilt.
They panels were done however and we just needed to sew them together. Of course they didn’t line up. We tried to figure out what to do with them and in the end came up with an idea that we’ll try later this week and I’ll post pictures of. In the mean time, here are the panels together.
At 7pm on Sunday night we decided to start work on the purple. It requires almost 150 squares, we did not finish cutting both sets of it out. Here are some pics of the material and the blocks that were finished.