By far the hardest thing was finishing HOOK!
If you read the back cover of Carrie's pattern she says," trust me! It isn't nearly as complicated as it might appear."
Well that's true, I wouldn't say it was complicated, but only because Carrie has done all the "figurin'. It always amazes me how she comes up with the math to turn 5" charms into such patterns.
But if you read on, she says,"the biggest challenge is picking fabric. Once you've got your fabric,it's just a little strip piecing and then some cutting of triangles. Those triangles are sewn together to make rows, a few edges are straightened and borders added, And then it's done."
I know a 60degree ruler would have made things easier but I didn't think I would make use of it afterwards so I opted to use the 60 degree lines on my rulers. This probably slowed things a bit, but I found this to a very labour intensive project. All the cutting, pressing seams open is much more time consuming, and all the piecing!
Oh dear! It looks good but all I can say, is this...I WOULD RATHER GIVE BIRTH THAN MAKE ANOTHER ONE!
Have a look...
It will not get quilted until we get back home, but Sue on the other hand got her Hook completely finished
She even made a couple matching candle mats! I'm sure you recognize the fabric. It is Countdown to Christmas. I have lost track of how many projects she has made with this fabric line but I know it is more than one! Well done Sue!
I'm curious to see how many entries in this months parade... Be sure to check Sherry and Sinta's blogs on parade day.
http://www.aquiltinglife.com and http://pinkpincushion.blogspot.com
FOR SALE: 1 Schnibbles Hook pattern, only used once. (Not likely to be used again!)lol
Sorry Carrie, your pattern is great but apparently my piecing skills are not equal to the task, or my patience has grown thin, or maybe, one HOOK per household is all that's needed, but whatever the reason, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is my one and only HOOK!