Parts of this post may offend. I do not mean for them to offend, but there you have it. Maybe it will help to know that I started my career in theater as a stagehand and carpenter before moving on to stage management. When working backstage or in a scene shop, I was often the only woman and I picked up some rather unladylike habits. Cussing like a sailor would be one of them.
I worked very hard on this quilt block.
Lots of teeny tiny piecing.
Completely and totally imperfect because I have never tried making these types of paper pieced letters before. They were HARD!
This picture isn't all that great but I wanted to share how all those seams need to play together on the back of the block.
This is for Chawne's "Give a F*ck" communal quilt project. You can read more about it on her awesome blog. Be careful - you will get sucked into her amazing crafting.
It turned out vaguely patriotic with all that red, white,and blue. Perhaps I've been watching a bit too much of the current debate cycle. Or maybe I was thinking about the economy. Or about the whole Occupy movement. Or about how we don't adequately fund our schools. Who knows? I like it. Like I said, it's not perfect, but neither am I. So we made a good pair.
Until I mailed it out and had to say goodbye.
Now I'm glad to have these pictures to share because I'm afraid the block has gone missing in the mail. It's been a week and has not yet been received. I'm prepared for the worst.
And I guess I need to make another block.
***UPDATE*** I am so so so happy to report that the block arrived safe and sound at its destination! Whew!