Thank you for all your lovely comments again lately. You made me feel much better about my crafting for a boy and my messy mis-fitting top. You've eased my little mind, for which I'm very grateful. I'm also a little behind on my messages, so if you're one of those waiting for a answer, you haven't been forgotten I'm just playing catch up with everything at the minute.
Well, that bit of blogkeeping out of the way, the reason I'm here today is to fill you in on the next chapter of the 'Farmer's Baby' saga. We left off with three blocks completed and me giving them a bit of a mixed review. Let us move on...
I decided to concentrate next on the blocks with half triangles. I've only ever tried the method I first heard about on Lori Holt's wonderful site, Bee in my Bonnet. The Easy Half Square Triangle method I learnt there, I love for it's simplicity and speed, but it's the worry over wasting those cut off triangles that's always niggled me a little. I decided to try and get my head around the maths and test out the other Half Square triangle method I knew of, where you get two triangles from a slightly bigger square and use it on 'Calico Puzzle'.
And once I found I could use my little off-cut triangles to make these...
I was completely sold on it. No wastage at all, what's not to love?
So, the only thing I wasn't so happy with now were the colour choices I'd made so far. I had sort of dived in originally thinking that as it was all for one fabric line, anything would go and I didn't put an awful lot of thought into it. For the next two though, I selected a little more carefully. 'Friendship Star' came out quite nicely, I thought.
And 'Contrary Wife' was my favourite so far. I like the fabrics and the balance of colour on this one.
So, I had three more blocks were complete and I was feeling a lot happier with things. I wasn't sure I was enjoying these little blocks at first, but now I definitely was. It's quite fun making a different block each time, it's something I hadn't done so far and it's kind of addictive.
So, feeling like I'd been learning as I went along I felt a little bit bolder and a little bit braver and ready to tackle new challenges.
But of course, that'll have to wait till next time....