Note to self: Do not send your car to the shop for three weeks with your applique project on the back seat!
I didn't have "access" to my little baskets so, of course, I started another teeny project. Not teeny as in small quilt, but teeny as in small blocks.
Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts - it's all her fault. Yes, it is. We chatted about what she was working on, and I jumped on the bandwagon.
Well, I didn't exactly jump. I kind of just gently stepped on it. I made one. ONE. I'll only need about 8,209,561 more. :) This is an appliqued drunkard's path. ONE of them. ROFLOL. I'm going to remake my template this morning because, as you can see, mine isn't perfect. Then prep a ton of these to be ready to stitch on a moment's notice!
I also thought I wanted to do the little 3" 9-patches that she's doing. Wait! I remember something! Years and years ago I participated in a swap where we exchanged 3"9Ps. I found them! There are a couple of hundred. Some are rejects ... either they're not Civil War fabrics or they're sewed incorrectly, but there are a ton of them that are usable. All right!!!!!!!
So here's what I'll be futzing with this morning. I'm going to figure out how I can make one cut from a fat quarter, and out of that one cut get one basket block, one drunkard's path, and one nine-patch. Or more.
I'm on a mission!
Now, this means that, once again, I'm ignoring all of the various and sundry UFOs, BOMs, XYZs that are sitting around here. But it's okay. I'm inspired and that's all that's important at this point!!
So I'll be scouring the Market pictures for new Civil War fabrics. And this weekend I'll be digging through two huge wire baskets of Civil War fabrics for ones I want to use in these projects.
Update on the car saga: I picked it up last night from the dealership. Three weeks it's been there. The good news is that everything seems to be running well and there are no strange noises coming from under the hood. The bad news is that it has to go back next Wednesday. It seems they somehow damaged the driver's inside door panel and have ordered a replacement. I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday in the same town, so I'll swing by there after to get that replaced. She told me it would take 30 minutes tops. I'm probably being naive, but I'm choosing to believe her at this point. LOL.
That will give me a week to drive this one to see if it is truly fixed. If I'm not comfortable with it, then I will definitely be car shopping next weekend.
Meanwhile, if you need me, I'll be rooting around in the stash room!