The days have flown by and I figured I had enough time to calm down from my disastrous attempt at *#!*ing Snowball blocks. I attacked (not literally, at this stage) them differently this time. I thought, maybe it was due to my haste and inexperience last time, that they were so utterly crap. This time I didn't rely on my nifty diagonal straight line sewy thingy (technical term). I actually drew the lines on this time and gave the nifty diagonal straight line sewy thingy the flick. I was told by a wise quilter that this was the only way to do snowballs that worked, and by the way 5" snowballs are very difficult. Thanks for that info now.
My other decision today was to only do a few, that way I was less likely to make mistakes and get pissed off annoyed with them.
So I only made 6 *#!*ing Snowball blocks.
Only 2 were pretty much 5" square. One, I only needed to re-do one corner, two were close enough, they weren't actually, but I was beyond trying to do them again, and one was total crap.
So that's it folks I now have 25 *#!*ing snowball blocks that are sort of squarish and roughly 5".
A crappy photo below taken in the early evening, it was getting dark and I wanted to post about them get it over and done with, tonight. A crappy photo of crappy blocks, he he.
(They actually don't look as bad as they do in the photo, they are not very photogenic.)
No more, it's all over, finished!!!!!
I am hoping that if I sash them with a very dark grey they will look absolutely fabulous.
I can still hope can't I.
It is going to be bigger than a placemat, maybe a table topper size. BUT, I am never ever going to put it on my table.
Please, please warn me, and/or remind me, if I suggest I am going to do anything other than really basic blocks next time.
Back to the crochet, and maybe a bucket of some Moose Milk to help me forget.
PS. Mrs P you must have been out of your mind when you suggested I only needed to make 120.