Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Cutting and Pinning
That's the story of my life these last couple of days.
I cut the finishing kit for Patchwork Party this week. Hooray! I love this quilt! It looks really complicated, but it is SO easy!
I needed to start pinning the squares to make the blocks that the applique will go on, but I wanted to watch the political speeches tonight. So I pulled out my little portable design board that I made the first day I started quilting. It's just a piece of foam board with this gridded flannel pinned to it. I probably need to come up with something better, but this has worked so well for me. I can lay out a block before I sew it together just to make sure I have everything in the correct place. So I took my little board over to the sofa, put my feet up, watched speeches and pinned. LOL
I'm just plumb giddy with happiness that I'm working on this. I'll start prepping the applique blocks tomorrow night. I just might get this top finished by the 4th of July after all! Notice I said the top. That's my goal!
Last night was one of those toss-and-turn nights. I was hot/cold/thirsty/full all night long. I'm getting ready to head upstairs and see if I can't get a couple of hours in tonight. I hate it when my body doesn't want to sleep.
Has anybody but me noticed that some new stuff is hitting The Fat Quarter Shop? That Winter line is gorgeous. Uh oh........