I just started it last night and it's already finished -- I did not time it, but I would guess it took a good three hours total. I was pretty happy with this. It seemed like I had no big boo boos. Then as I was removing the back paper, I found two mistakes. I could just feel my face fall as I spotted a sewing line (and then a second one) that had no stitches--ARRRRRGGGGGG. That is not a good feeling when you have a block completed.
I am missing one green leaf and the dark pine cone top left edge should have been medium brown, not that dark brown. Now I will have to make another one to get it right.
The mistakes are not really that major. The beauty of pine branches is that they are all different, right? :)
I have no idea what I will end up doing with it. Right now it's going on the stack of the other winter/Christmas blocks I finished the past few weeks. This block finishes at 12 x 12 inches. It might make a nice winter pillow for a sofa.
This is another one of the five patterns I recently purchased at Paper Panache. Now I have just two left to make. I am not sure when the mood will strike to make another one.
Winter 2015 Update - We have had miserably cold temps the past few weeks. One day last week it was -22 actual with a -30+ wind chill. Brrrrrrrrrr... I have been enjoying this...
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