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I've finished 3 more blocks on the 501 Project. This first one I actually sewed yesterday after I blogged about the others. I like how it plays tricks on your eyes.
This next one was a real pain in the you-know-what. I had a really difficult time sewing the center bars. The first time around I had to keep unsewing and resewing because I couldn't get the hang of where to start the stitching because of the angles. The resulting bars were 1/4 inch too long. So I re-cut the pieces, thinking that I'd cut them incorrectly the first time and tried again. This time it went much easier but still they were too long. I checked the sizes of all the other pieces and they were cut correctly too. So I did a little creative trimming and called it close enough. It took me a couple hours (I'm slow) to complete the block. I rewarded myself with a bowl of Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Extra Creamy Fat Free ice cream. I love the stuff. I've been cutting as much fat from my diet as possible over the past two months in response to my cholesterol test. I also like Hood's Fat Free Frozen Yogurt, the Strawberry and the Blueberry flavors. I tried the Mocha Fudge but didn't care for that. I ate it anyway. Last week I tried Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch, which was my all time favorite back when I didn't care about fat, just to see if I still liked it but found it was heavy and now actually prefer the fat-free. Oops! Off topic. Here's the block:
|Fields and Fences|
I breezed through this last block without a problem. I figured it was a good place to stop today. On a positive note.