Saturday, May 05, 2012
T for Eight
Some readers may remember the Tiny Star Block Swap/Book Club I've been part of for the last couple years. The Star Block swap is done and we've spent several months discussing what obsessiveness would consume us next.
I did a lot of whining about those three inch stars, but I didn't know when I had it good. After some contemplation, we've decided to swap T Blocks, inspired by a quilt in the book Gone to Texas, and what diabolical little blocks they are... And yes, we're making them smaller. Once again, there are eight people taking part,and at each bi-monthly meeting, we need to have two sets of eight blocks ready to swap. And let me tell you, these are not blocks that you throw together in a couple hours on the night before the meeting.
Each block contains eight little Flying Geese units.
We're all using the Quilt in a Day Flying Geese templates, which make for putzy-ness and time-consuming fiddling, but produce perfect little Flying Geese units.
We're also cutting the outer parts of the block oversize, so the blocks can be trued up to a perfect 6.5 inches. This was a really good idea that I can't take credit for.
So....TA DA...16 T Blocks, all ready to swap next Saturday morning. Done with nearly a week to spare--someone make a note of this, please!
And our book? It's In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson. Really liked the book. Can't wait for the discussion.