Luckily, the quilt was draped over the sofa, and yet more luckily, I was studying it. Otherwise I might not have noticed that December had been sewn in upside down! (Bet you didn’t either–here in case you want to check.) I usually avoid ripping if it looks okay as is, but this one needed to be right so that the temperatures came out right. (Yeah, I know, no one will likely ever check.)
Being a glass-half-full kind of person, I noticed that it was in the easiest possible spot to rip and replace.
I might have let it pass had it been in the middle or if more borders had been sewn already.
That fixed, I moved on to the numbers. They were indeed tedious. I’m glad I started with them because the larger letters I am working on now seem easy by comparison.
Each number block is 3 inches X 2 inches. Not sure I would do it again (until the next time. 🙂 ) You may remember me complaining when piecing blocks about all the solid stretches of one color. Had I chosen smaller increments than 10 degrees, I’d have had more interesting blocks. But I resisted that because I didn’t want to make twice as many number blocks. Sound basis for a design decision, no?
I debated about whether or not to use 20 and 100, temperatures we never experienced as highs. (There were some lows in the 20s.) I decided the palette was more interesting with them. And so that they don’t stand alone, I’ll use red and purple in the text top and bottom.
Although it isn’t officially a block-of-the-month project, it had to be worked on monthly and I worked with a group. Besides, I want to say , HI, to BOMs Away.
Here’s to smooth finishing and enough background fabric.