4 hours & several brain melt-downs later, I had one block done. Yes. Just one. I really like the Octagonia pattern, so I bought it. Tracy asked for a traditional block for her mother, she sent 3 red fabrics, and one cream fabric, and I knew this pattern would be perfect for what I had to work with!
For some reason, paper-piecing never gets easier for me. I still make the same mistakes. I think I know what I’m doing now, so I hope I can actually get a block done in a reasonable amount of time for the 4×5 bee blocks that are due next week. In spite of the pains, I loved how this block looks!
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I wasn’t able to completely finish Tara’s block, I had 2 little pieces of fabric cut the wrong direction, so it threw off my progress.
Thankfully, Linda’s block provided a much-needed mental break (and a color break from the 2 red blocks in A Notion or Two). She asked us to pull 3 fabrics from our stash (based on a FQ she sent us to keep) and slice & dice them up.
The 3 colors in the FQ that I chose to focus on were yellow, brown, and orange. This quilt is going to be amazingly diverse, everyone’s fabric choices so far have been completely different, and yet, I think it will all come together really well.