As you can see I am making good progress on my Rhubarb Whirl blocks. More on that later.
No, I didn't lose my mind and start making light blue pinwheels to go with it. The blue pinwheels are blocks from a project Sara started a year or so ago. A dear friend of hers is expecting a baby boy in a couple of months and she thinks this may be the perfect thing to give as a baby gift. She had the half square triangles all together, but hadn't started on the blocks yet. I put it together for her last week.
You know something? It isn't easy to put together blocks or block units that someone else has sewn. I suppose it is because everyone's quarter inch seam allowance is a bit different, which seems odd. You would think a quarter inch would be a quarter inch, but it doesn't seem to work out that way. I had to do a bit of unsewing, but in the end, the 25 blocks came together all right. The baby to be's daddy is a helicopter pilot, so we will have it quilted in an aeronautical theme. My quilter always has awesome ideas, and I know she will come up with something outstanding.
Have you ever sewn together someone else's blocks? I had a friend who bought dozens of 1930's bow tie blocks at an antique shop with the idea of sewing them into a quilt. She ended up taking every single block apart and re-sewing it! I have to say, that quilt was one of the most beautiful I have seen, so her efforts were worth it. But, my goodness, what a lot of work.