Sunday, June 24, 2012

12 angry men

jury duty is over.  it was an emotional ride, from listening to a (then 16 year old) girl recount a sexual assault from 12 years ago to determining the guilt of another human being.  not something i care to ever repeat.  i am saddened and frustrated and some other conflicting feelings, by many things in general, so i think i needed a day or two to decompress and do some mindless sewing.  if you're interested in the case, here's a link.  i'm confident we made the right decision, but it was difficult to say the least. 

in happier news, emma's ready to make another skirt, and she's planning to enter it in the town fair in july :)  maybe she'll win a ribbon!

i have been keeping up with the beginner's quilt-along hosted by pat sloan and the quilting gallery, and we are on week 3.  there's still plenty of time to join in, and did i mention there are weekly prizes?!  just share your completed block in the flickr pool!

here's my fabrics, i dug in the stash and picked some kona espresso, amy butler prints, hushabye and i can't remember, is the far right floral is heather bailey or AMH?  not knowing the blocks ahead of time made it a challenge, and i'm still not sure how the deep brown will look at the end.  i may have to add ivory or something to lighten it up. 

and my first two blocks:

as you can see, i haven't stitched the front block together yet.  that is the layout the pattern called for, but i might like it better like this:

what do you think i should do?

this week is a churn dash block, and i think i'll go make it right now.  laters baby. ;)

ok, i'm back.  here's block three.

and all three together.

still not sold on the brown. :/


Sara said...

I like the second layout for the block:)

So sorry you had to sit through a case like that and that poor girl that was assaulted:(

Anonymous said...

Good work on the jury duty... Tough, but good. How did your block three turn out? I went to start mine today but got distracted by other projects! Looking forward to seeing your completed block 3.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

My mother-in-law works on our county court staff and she was saying yesterday how very graphic and disturbing these kinds of cases are to have to listen to in the courtroom. I am sorry, but thankful that you were able to help make the decision.

The blocks look great so far! Keep up the good work!


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