Tuesday, February 9, 2016

52 Quilters Block

If you give me a deadline, I tend to wait until right before that date to finish.  That's my explanation/excuse for waiting so long to finish my 52 Quilters patchwork block.  We have until the end of this month, so you could say I am actually ahead of schedule...that is until I point out I was the featured quilter in Week 7.... of 2015

I debated quite a while on what block to make to represent my week.  In the end I went with a sewing machine....appropriate as my week was during QuiltCon.  The block pattern is part of the Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots series benefitting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the sewing machine can be found here 

Our block is to finish at 8" so I needed to do a ton some quilty math to scale this block down from 12.5" x 16".  There are 32 pieces in the sewing machine, each requiring adjustment.  I basically reduced each block piece in half to make the block approximately 6"x8" and added borders to square it to 8.5" unfinished.

I recently read in this post by Elizabeth there are a number of creative benefits to procrastinating!  She sites this NY Times article which is quite interesting.  If you want to explain to others why you procrastinate so much, take a read! 

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Love the sewing machine block. I've been considering making a mini wall hanging for my sewing room using this. Also, what an interesting article about procrastinating. I swing between precrastination and procrastination so I must have some sort of bipolar-crastination.

  2. This is such a great block, I am going to have to check out the pattern.

  3. I can certainly see the benefit of procrastinating! I'm more of a 'get this done' type of girl but I think I need to slow down sometimes! Your sewing machine block is great Rene!