Saturday, September 25, 2010

By the Numbers

Midget Block 31 has 64 pieces in a finished square of 4.5 inches. It is called Painted Star of Many Points. So far I have completed 31 blocks with a total of 982 pieces using 83 different fabrics.
This block was paper pieced, with 20 different subunits! They all came together at goofy angles with lots of sharp points that could get cut off accidentally. I procrastinated starting this block all day long. It looked scary and so I delayed. I printed out the next 30 blocks and made a list of fabrics to buy. I added up the pieces and counted fabrics. I took the girls out to lunch and with dessert and a trip to the craft store . Finally I ran out of other things to do and decided to get started. After all of that, it wasn't such a bad block to put together. Paper piecing is very methodical. The pieces are numbered, the subunits are labeled. One bit follows another in a very predictable manner. Little bits add together to make bigger bits, and eventually it all puzzles together to make a cute little block.
Ryan tied for third in his chess tournament today. He won 4 games and lost one. Somehow with a three way tie, he brought home a 5th place trophy. It's always nice to win a trophy. The girls picked out some dollhouse furniture at the craft store and spent the afternoon playing peacefully in the toyroom. Sydney wanted to make dinner all by herself. She took orders for sandwiches and served it with a side of popcorn and grapes. Not a bad day at all in my opinion.


Linda Lee said...

Wow! You are definitely addicted to these mini blocks! This is an awesome block.

Sounds like everyone had a great day!

Quilter Kathy said...

THat's adorable but many tiny pieces! Your puppy is such a ham!

quiltingnana said...

your tiny work is amazing

Amy said...

OMGoodness! That block is AMAZING!

Yah.....ya lost me at block #8 ;0) Absolutely enjoying your parade of Minis though.

Micki said...

Beautiful block! I love all of your minis!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Considering all of those pieces, your block looks fantastic! Love the colors! And woo hoo for someone else cooking! :)