Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Block under scrutiny ...

You may have noticed over in my side bar that there is a button for "A block for MS". One of those great ideas that are really easy to get involved with. And it gives you the sense that your sewing is for a purpose and not more useless faffing around. Did I just say that? Sewing? Useless faffing? Well, you know what I mean.

The quilt is being organised by Amitie, and as I am going in there on Saturday, I thought I really should get to and make my block. I've been a little naughty and my central block has a few extra colours, but it is predominantly red, black and white, which was the criteria. I have really wanted to use that little scrap for so long and it just seemed to be right as a central piece. It has interest and character and I liked it.

Normally, if I was making a quilt, the back would be, well, to quote my father, as rough as guts. But when you are making a block that is going to be part of something bigger and going to a shop where the work that comes out of there is, well, stunning and precise (have a look here, in particular, the Faux Fassett), I took a little more care.

In fact, so proud am I of the care I took, I present to you, the back of my block.
Please note the carefully pressed seams! The other reason I took so much care with it is that I am not just sending it off in the mail. Mail gives you a sense of anonymity. No, I will hand it over myself, in person. Scary stuff that!
If you too would like to put your work up for scrutiny, and endure the torment that is self inflicted upon you, then I am sure the ladies at Amitie would love some more blocks!

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