I didn't get as much accomplished as I'd like...turns out the quilt I wanted to work on, "Bali Sea Stars" from Kim Brackett's book Scrap Basket Surprises, I thought I had it cut out, but I didn't, so I spent the first part of the evening getting all my pieces cut and ready to sew! At least that's progress! :-D
These blocks go together fast! It all quick piecing techniques. I go ahead and draw my sewing lines -- the seam line I need and another to make "left-over" half-square-triangles!! (Click on the photo below to enlarge it and see my drawn sewing lines! :-) Then I put the patches through the machine twice, and VOILA! I have this whole bunch of half-square triangles -- bonuses! -- that I can use in a scrappy quilt later on. I have a basket of them! I just throw them in as I go. They'll all be the same size since they are all made with the leftovers from 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles. I've got Edyta Sitar's Friendship Triangles book for ideas on how to use all those! It's like a two-for-one deal. I love it!I managed to get four blocks completed between Emily coming home for the weekend from college, getting Will off to a Boy Scout camping trip, and chauffeuring Sam to his cross country practice. Not bad!!
After a sweet talk with Emily (it'd been weeks since she was home last!) and tucking her securely in bed (figuratively -- she's nearly 20! LOL), I finished The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (Lauren Willig) on audio book while sewing. By then it was after 2:00 am. Better to go to bed than try to finish more!
I've read and heard too many stories on sewn fingers! and I've cut myself on a sharp blade too many times to risk it! Words of wisdom from Proverbs 27:12 -- "The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." So it was off to bed on Friday night! Start again on Saturday morning.
|More stars completed since Friday night!|