The sewing room is pretty much of a disaster right now because I am experimenting with the Kaleidoscope blocks. I have sure made a number of blocks wrong! I keep trimming off the corners that I am supposed to attach the corner squares to. I want my 12 piece blocks with the corner squares to form a X shape with the grey fabric. If I cut the grey off and attach the corner squares to the other color I end up with kind of an Iron Cross shape with the greys, which I don't want because the grey in the alternate blocks forms the Iron Cross shape. The block on the left is incorrect, the block on the right is correct. Is this something I should be worrying about? Am I wrong to try to insert some order into this project?
The brown and orange block in the background is all wrong in a couple of ways, as are several more you don't see. I am thinking I will have enough left over "wrong" blocks to make a quilt for Ozzie. Or maybe a king sized charity quilt. Or maybe a circus tent.
Here are some blocks I have made that might be working ok. Check out the fabric that I am playing with though, isn't it cool? A couple of Denyse Schmidt collections, and Comma by Zen Chic.
Truly, I do not know if this is working for me at all. I feel a bit overwhelmed. Would it be better to just stick with two colors? Or keep adding in more? Someone told me once that if a color doesn't seem to be working in your quilt, just add more of it, and everything will be fine. Will it be better after I make about 24 more blocks? Ack. I don't know about this one. And the fabrics are so pretty too. I hope I haven't wasted them. I am struggling.
Thanks for all your advice regarding the asthma meds/situation yesterday. I have ordered my meds from Canada in the past, and it is much cheaper, but you sure have to keep on top of ordering in a timely manner because it can take over three weeks to get them, and of course if you run out during that time, you risk an attack.
You know who was super helpful to me? My pharmacist. He suggested I research insurance companies, and base my selection on whether they cover my asthma drugs. I did that, found a company who covers my drugs, has a low deductible, and think I will go with it. Seems so logical, doesn't it? Spoke to a rep at the insurance company who was so nice. After I meet my deductible, the co-pay will be just under $40. How about that?