WIP BCQC 2

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ahhh, February is here! February gets no love from me so I am glad we’ve finally made it so that it can hurry up and go away. You feel me?

I live near Chicago and so experienced the Polar Vortex. Indeed, it brought the coldest weather of my LIFE and that is not an overstatement. Ice formed on all our windows (including the new super thermal ones), and we found ice growing in odd and random places (along door frames, sure, but in the corners of rooms? on our gas line?). I am happy to not have to listen to the sound of dripping water anymore, I tell you what! (If you have no idea how that is related, lucky you and your warm weather – we have to do that when it gets really cold so our water pipes do not freeze, which can then burst and cause all sorts of horrible issues!)

Well, anyway, I enrolled in Shawkl’s BCQC 2 course, which is much less structured than her BCQC 1 class, to give us the freedom to learn how to design our own blocks. I proceed with trepidation and seam ripper in hand. This feels like a disaster, but in the end, I hope it becomes a beautiful one like my BCQC 1 block🙂

I had been gifted all sorts of fabrics from my guild friend and was dying to try them. I also have all kinds of trims I wanted to use. So, maybe this block has way too much going on, but it is only meant to be a learning experience anyway. Honestly, my first block was filled to the brim with things, too, and I ended up loving it regardless!

Also, I am enrolled in Kathy’s ICQC 103 course and I hope to create a small hexagonal quilt – more than a single block. I will be able to proceed with less angst to fit everything into a tiny space (I hope) and learn how to balance at a larger scale. However, at this moment, my Bernina is cranky so I haven’t been able to start piecing the blocks together. I had hoped to drop it off for repair this last week, but the inclement weather pretty much shut the region down. Oi.

 

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