For quite a while now, I have wanted to do a quilt based on the months of the year. I probably had about half of the fabric I needed. A few weeks ago I used my birthday money to buy the rest (as well as some other fabric I "needed" with some notions.) I started the quilt last week, but got side-tracked with a few things like kids and being out of town (and possibly a few books.....).
But this week I made a point to work on it and last night I finished it. I probably would have finished it earlier, but Mr. Seam-Ripper and I had (sadly) a few dates. Uurrggg. I hate ripping out!! But it needed to be done. I had gotten a few of the pieces in the wrong place (which is easy to do when the pieces are the same size) and a few months out of order. Also, I wasn't happy with my football fabric (used for September). By the time it cut in to small triangles you could no longer tell it was helmets and footballs. So, I Mr. Seam-Ripper and I ripped out those triangles and I re-cut those parts. I probably should have gone to the store and bought new fabric with a smaller print, but I felt that I had already spent enough money on this particular project.
I am a little disappointed with the over size of the blocks.....the picture from the pattern just looked bigger...I guess that's just a good photographer at work! Also, I tried some quilt in some curves on the pinwheels....and I just don't sew curves very well....need to stick with straight lines, I guess.