Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cranky and determined - Building Blocks Tuesday

I know, it is Wednesday.  LATE Wednesday.  But I was determined not to post this week until I had actually sewn something!  Forgive me.

Mineral block for Ella

Now, why I chose this block to end my long hiatus from my machine, I will never know.  I mean, yes, I needed to make this mineral block for Ella in the Bee Hive Bee, but wow!  It made me a bit cranky making it.  This is not necessarily a difficult block.  The components are super easy to put together.  Sewing the 3.5 inch components together gets a little more intense if you want things to line up properly.  Really though, it was all the little pieces that got me cranky.  Not including the cutting of all those little 1.25 inch and 1.75 inch squares, it took me a little too long to make this one block.  I should have started out with something easier and more satisfying.  But hey, I guess it IS done and I can cross it off my list of "to do's".

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
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Thanks for reading,



  1. I requested this for my September block but I told the bee's not to measure the scraps lets be wonky and so far no one is complaining about not having to measure ... and I said use those scraps. The original block made me cranky too and it takes to long and unless your going to make many more you want get the effect of secondary pattern.....cudos

  2. Thanks for hosting the link party. I just recently discovered it.

  3. this is looking good, such small pieces I find them much harder than big ones, yours has certainly worked well


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