I didn't get as far along today as I had hoped because my back was hurting too badly - and because these blocks were taking longer than I had anticipated.
I had to square up each of the half square triangles. They were just a sliver too big. I hate doing that but it's a necessary evil, especially when I'm working with precuts, in this case, a Jelly Roll. Those pinked edges give me fits. Apparently I don't always line up the very edge of the fabric, but instead leave a smidgeon of the pinked edge peeking out. Anyway, that took over an hour and is what started my backing hurting. Sitting too long without getting up to walk around.
Once those were done, I assembled eight or ten beans and then decided to call it a day. Then it took me a while to get all my gear back in the car. It was all worth it, though, because I had fun sewing with this wonderful group of ladies.
I came home and stretched out prone for a while and my back relaxed. Then I fell asleep. It's now 2:04 a.m. and I'm raring to go. I think I'll assemble a few more beans and then head back upstairs.
Tomorrow (or is it today?) I'll finish making the beans and start sashing them while laundry is going.
I've totally enjoyed these four days off. I usually wish I had done other things on long weekends, but this time I did exactly what I wanted to do. And you know what? I feel rested and ready to make the big push to Christmas!
For those who will ask, the pattern is String Beans by Loft Creations and the fabric is Reunion by Sweetwater.