Hi friends, Now that my whirlwind weeks of world-travelling are behind me, last weekend I finally had a chance to sit down at the sewing machine and get some patchwork done. I was four months behind (ack!), so some serious hard work was in order. I got warmed up with this simple wonky log cabin quarter block. It involved a fair bit of up-and-down between the sewing machine and the ironing board, but it was pretty simple. Reviewing that link makes me realize I could have made this a lot wonkier. Next up, a take on the old standby, the four-patch. All I had to do was make an 8.5" finished square, so I had a lot of freedom, but I ended up doing this simple block because it seemed like it would fit with the other squares I've seen in the Flickr group. Finally, the flying geese colourwheel block. I'd like to tell you that there's a rational reason that I'd been putting this one off since June (I know!), but really, I was just intimidated by the foundation paper piecing. And with good reason – doing one quarter of the block took me the better part of Sunday (and resulted in lots of hair-tearing and seam-ripping). This is one technique that I haven't quite wrapped my head around...but I did end up with a finished block in the end (and not one single scrap of fabric left over). Voilà. Front: Back: (Yiiiikes.) I've got one left (maybe tonight?) to finish and I'd better hop to it – my month is October, and I've yet to choose fabric and a block pattern. I need another weekend at craft camp already!