Sigh, if you’re counting (but who’s counting!), that’s three quilt/sew – alongs I have joined this summer. But the freeform, fun, colour-exploration journey promised in this one is irresistible. What I decided to do is wait until the instructions were issued to pull fabrics, cut then, then
set aside start sewing them up right away.
I spent a few days trying to tidy my sewing area and make my fabrics easier to get at. I have put everything over 1-1/2 yards aside, and clear shoe boxes now hold all my smaller cuts. For colours, I like the ones she used, so I’m going to aim for a 6-block lap quilt and pull some appropriate fabrics in lime green, teal, and purple for my blocks. Here are the light and dark purple blocks in progress.
I of course had a couple of “oops” along the way. This small star was a quick fix.
And I had cut down all of the HST for the large stars to the next 1/2″ on the ruler, not realizing that the given starting square was plenty generous, so I had to trim them all 1/2″, after sewing. I just folded them together, lined up the diagonal line on the ruler, and made a perfect cut. I love the 6-1/2″ size for trimming units, it’s really handy.
I hope to get more done today–my daughter and husband have gone out overnight so I have the whole day to myself!! And to wash the sheets and remake the beds, tidy the kitchen, pack for myself (to join them at the cottage tomorrow). Oh yeah, and cut the grass–now that we’ve had rain finally, and some good dew every night, the darn grass is starting to grow again.