I am thinking about my 2021 New Years Resolution – Number 1 is to quit
bitching complaining just because every company I deal with has a problem that falls on me to fix. (this one will be difficult). Number 2 – Attempt to catch up with 2020 projects (probably some 2019 holdovers also).
Bitch Complaint paragraph: I lost 5 days as far as quilting went this week (see already ending the year with a bitching statement complaint! Apple was the choice of dealing with idiots. We purchased Mini iPads (love them) and upgraded my Apple Watch to the 6 and upgraded to the 12 Pro MAX iPhones – easy huh – not for me. I traded in my 10XSMAX and some sweet idiot person evidently decided to take my phone and put theirs in my return box when they received it. They want to dock me $70 on the return because they said I sent in the wrong phone. Well, this will not happen – I have all the documents and the original box that the iPhone came in when we purchased them in 2018. In 2019 Apple had to replace my original phone due to their stupid software that still has issues. But of course the Trade In Department does not answer their phone, and after a 10 minute hold they disconnect. Darn wish I worked for a company like that during my career when phones did not need to be answered (add my local Post Office to that complaint)! (I will say that the upgraded Watch is OK (still has problems) and we do love the Mini iPads! My Medicare problem is still not resolved – they still owe me corrected paperwork. Other than this all is fine in the Cook Household!
Now yesterday was a lovely day for me – so peaceful and quiet. Clay and I worked on getting ID Theft Protection – all went very smoothly!
I have completed 2 more blocks for OMIGOSH! – They are an olive green.
Here are the blocks I have completed so far…..
I started to cut strips for more blocks, but became distracted when I read Gretchen’s post on a new block she was trying out, I just could not help myself today from making a couple of the blocks to see if I would enjoy making a quilt using The Arrowhead Block pattern that she used. Susie did a great job in coming up with a different way to make the block (and easier),
Do you think that turned out great? Well, I love the block, but Susie did not provide a critical step in making the blocks (you make 2 at a time) and that cost me time in figuring that problem out. I am going to share with all on how I overcame that nice hiccup. So here we go!
These are the fabrics I will be using to make the quilt. They are Jenny Beyer fabrics that did not work well for the project I was making at the time.
I made 4 blocks using the Reds. There are 2 ways to set the blocks for a Quilt. Here are they are – notice that the 4 patches sit 2 different ways!
I wanted to see how it would look if I kept the 4 Matches going in the same direction and came up with this setting.
I think this project will be fun to make. Please go to The Arrowhead Block post for the basic information. (Note: I squared the blocks at 8 1/2″ to clean up the corners before I started Step 3 and 4). When you get to Step 4 (this was left off Susies post) here are the pictures and directions to have the 4 patch in the middle of the block.
This is how your blocks should look after Step 3.
Notice there is no 4 patch in the center at this step. You have to cut each block again to make the 4 patch! Susie indicates, “repeat this step to the other two diagonals”. That statement left me scratching my head. Hope this helps.
To get to this point, check the pictures below.
This is where I had to really study this part – maybe I was brain dead but it took me a little time to study her picture of the finished block to figure out what the next step would be.
I do hope that what I have posted makes sense. Please let me know if it does. I am a visual person – you know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
Well, I am tired now, all in all it was a good day and I was able to stay focused which is my Number 3 New Years Goal for 2021 – STAY FOCUSED – DO NOT STRAY!
Have a great Sunday – Santa is coming soon!
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