Sunday, April 6, 2014

friday night with friends - april 2014.....

Another lovely, fun night was had here, sewing along with Sue, Tracee and Marg.  We worked again on our Underground Railroad quilt, making block 4, Wagon Wheel.  Happy faces so far!

Tracee had a bit of a stressful night, first running late because of recalcitrant chooks, and then having lots of problems with her block.  

For this block, I chose to put it together in a different way than the instructions in the book, and I was so glad I did, my block came together much faster and easier than for the other girls.  As I said in a previous post, the instructions in this book are appalling and we have all struggled to understand them at different times.

In trying to follow the instructions for making this block from the book, confusion reigned once again.....

Poor Tracee had a  lot of problems with hers.  The method in the book for this block is to use interfacing, and when Tracee ironed her wagon wheel, the interfacing shrank and distorted the block.  Some unpicking and resewing was required, but all turned out well in the end.

Our finished blocks -

The evening was finished with a lovely dessert made by Sue, berries in jelly with cream.  Yum!

I made a start on the next block, but it was my turn to be confused..... not much progress was made, so we have homework for next month!  Looking forward to our next get together.....

And thank you to Cheryll for another great night!


  1. Looks like you all had a good night, the blocks are gorgeous!

  2. O wow, so much fun, frustrating though to have a whole book that isn't well written. I love the blocks you made though - well worth the effrt!

  3. Tee hee!! We look confused again!!! I did enjoy the evening though!

  4. All the blocks look great even if the instructions weren't. Sometimes it is easier to do things your own way.

  5. Lots of lovely work going on and how great to spend FNWF......with friends!

  6. Unclear instructions are just soooo frustrating...lovely blocks though in the photos :-)

  7. Lucky you have each other to help.
    The blocks look great all together.

  8. Beautiful blocks. Seems like you had a great Friday night with sewing, friends and food!


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