Lynn from the Around the Block group set a challenge that I found very hard. Zig zag blocks. I have struggled over this block for nearly 2 months and to any experienced quilter the block is probably pretty ordinary and has its obvious faults but now, at the end, I am very pleased with the result and very pleased with the journey it has taken me on.
By making this block I have learned so much about block construction and sizing, working with fabric on the bias and with a variety of fabrics. The main lesson I learned was to think ‘outside the square’ and not to give up to any sort of ‘that will do’ approach. Sure, I struggled and at times got very frustrated when I couldn’t make it come together but after I cleared my head and allowed that little light bulb to come on…. I felt the true creative process cool me like a sparkling mineral water on a hot day.
Thanks to Lynn for setting the challenge and for being so patient for this very overdue block. Sorry there isn’t two but I wouldn’t really want to push my luck.