The first order of business, we have some winners . . . . . .
I was thrilled you enjoyed my Easy Angle tutorial, even with the ruler upside down!!
The winner of the Easy Angle ruler is . . .
Who said, "Well, I have never seen this method and would love to win that ruler."
And to you quilters who avoid making half square triangles, try this ruler, I can't bear to think of the number of patterns you're missing out on by avoiding this block!
(which is my favorite by the way!!)
Now on to the 200th post giveaway . . .
I loved reading all the comments about your fabric purchases and I'm a little relieved to find out there's no secret formula that I was missing out on when it comes to buying just the right amount.
I was a little surprised by the number of folks who are really into those Charm Packs. I've never bought a charm pack, I'm more of a "get enough so you don't run out" kind of girl. And those charm packs, they don't look like they could make much of anything. I've made a couple of Miss Rosie patterns that called for charm packs, but I used scraps or fat quarters. But I'm drawn to patterns with small blocks, and I like variety, so I'm going to give those packs a try. What do I have to lose, 2 packs will run less than $20, and they don't take up much space.
Between the comments left on my blog, and the emails from folks who couldn't leave a comment, 123 quilters were in the running for the fabric.
The winner of the Fresh Palette by Carrie Nelson for Henry Glass Fabrics fat quarter bundle (now available online and at shops everywhere, or pretty much everywhere) is . . . .
Dianne at A Month of Sundays who said,
" sometimes i buy fabric because it tells me to ... who am i to argue with a big old bolt of batik (or a fat quarter) who calls out my name as i am walking by?
did you know when you started blogging that you had so much to say?"
Dianne, when I started blogging, I knew I had lots to say, I'm a talker, but what has surprised me, is the number of folks who seem to enjoy listening!!!
Now back to the trail, the Mocha Trail......
Several folks left comments on my Humility Block post saying maybe I was being a little hasty about eliminating background fabric with some red in it...so I gave it another try....
and am so glad I did! I like how this turned out, THANKS!!
This block is close to being another humility block,
I should have payed closer attention to how I cut out those corner squares, but I'm keeping it in.
So here's where I stand, and I have to say, right now, I'm a little underwhelmed.....
I'm not crazy about the block design in general, it's too big and plain. I'm more of a 9 inch block person, but I couldn't shrink these down without radically changing the 9 patches block so I stayed with the size called for in the pattern. I thought my lovely Maison de Garance fabric would be enough to jazz up the blocks, now I'm not so sure.
These blocks are taking forever to make, picking out the 3 fabrics, cutting the pieces for one block, sewing together one block, and I thought these blocks would be the fun part of this project. I have 3 or 4 more to go, then I'll start on the alternate 9 patches blocks, hopefully that will do something for these dull blocks and perk up my design wall, and my mood!!