This week’s block is found on page 10 and called Crazy Anne — I couldn’t agree more. I have never pieced a rectangle block like this and there were no instructions so I basted first. Everything looked OK until I put those rectangles into the block and now I see I have cut off the lower point of the rectangle. Grrrrr,.,.,….!
Here are my starting pieces.
I am really trying to be brave.
This triangle unit was pretty easy and what I would call normal piecing.
When cutting the Z and AA pieces, you will end up with reversed triangles if your fabric is printed like mine. If it’s woven you will need to just cut 2 rectangles but if not, cut 4 rectangles and piece them all alike. Discard the 8 reversed (mirror images) that don’t match.
Here are those that I discarded.
If I am wrong about this, somebody correct me asap before everyone follows my lead.
And once again I have an ugly block! She used 15 different fabrics in her block and I tried to get by with some repeats.
Maybe this all feels so wrong because I do such a small step at a time.
I do not think you will be able to post on Country Threads Pinterest page since we no longer have that website. If you email it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or as a text to my phone 641-512-5188, I think I can post it to this blog. Anyone want to give that a try?
Very hot and humid here today but last night’s storm stayed to our north and east.
I love the bicycle fabric! I think when all the blocks are together it will be great!
I am willing to email or text. I emailed my first group last week I think. It is a difficult pattern ( for me, at least) to follow, but I am having fun. My stash is somewhat limited, and I am trying to stay with brights as much as I can. And I am not using as many fabrics as the original. 1) I do not have them and 2) not comfortable mixing so many. We’ll see how I feel at the end. I have finished all the first set of blocks and have maybe 8 of the small ones complete. We are going away for 8 days so no more for awhile. Again thanks for the idea!
I think it’s called Gypsy Wife because it drove her crazy and she left it!! I do love your bike wheels and circles in this block. It’s like many things, once the whole is put together, it looks great:) Hang in there, Mary. PS I’ll be the cheerleader since I’m not “playing” in this game:)
Mary I am using all my really bright crazy fabrics from my stash. I think I may have to rename mine “carnival wife” or “nightmare on eureka “. Some of my blocks could give someone nightmares. WAY out of my box. Lol
I’m working on a king size quilt with that same rectangular block in it. I’m using the bloc lok Half Rectangle Triangle (mini 2:1 ration) rulers and it makes perfect rectangles. There are 576 of them and I have over half of them done. Definitely couldn’t have done it without them!