Susan B. our Butterflies and Dragonflies mom said it best. “Where has September gone?” It’s been so long since I made a post I was going to try to make a respectable attempt to make one this morning.
That was three days ago…I’m trying again today. WordPress has a serious case of hiccups going on. WordPress is not cooperating and has zapped all my posting attempts so far. Nothing is being auto-saved. The zapped efforts number continues to rise. In baseball and pinball three strikes and you are out, but I’m giving it one more valiant effort so I can share the round robin blocks I worked on this month. I planned on a post with a little more to it, but alas…Wordpress has other ideas. I won’t be too critical of the glitch, because I have my moments, too. I just wish I had the power Wordpress has to make things disappear. Dust wouldn’t stand a chance. Politicians would no be safe! Especially this close to election…enough of that! This post is about September slipping away and crazy quilt round robin blocks.
Last night I made my final stitches on Candji’s Butterflies and Dragonflies block from one of the crazy quilting yahoo groups I belong to.
I was going to add a link to the group so anyone who might want to try their hand at this wonderful art form would find their way to a very helpful group, but once again…the zapping glitch foiled my efforts. I’m beginning to have my doubts about this post being successful. This glitch monster seems to be a hearty one. When I received this block I was unsure how to begin. This may sound crazy, but I found my starting point by trying to see through the eyes of a butterfly or dragonfly. I looked at it from an aerial view, and Candji’s block became a colorful meadow of wildflowers.
Candji’s Butterflies and Dragonflies block:
The work I did…
Overall after Hollie and me…
During the month of September I worked on Pat H.’s Brown Study Block. I embellished the long flower motif that was added by Pam and added the brown lace and stitching on the long vertical seam on the right. Lastly, I added the flower motif in the right top corner.
Here is Pat’s block after three rotations.
I’ve also been working on Nicki Lee’s block…slowly but surely. Here is another sneak preview of her block…More work has been completed since this picture was taken, but I’ll save it for next time. I’m hoping to finish it up soon.
That does it for this post.
I had to go around the world to make this one happen. It took three days of hair-pulling…I’m almost bald. I appreciate you looking.
Until next time…
I am the way, the truth, and the life. —John 14:6