It is amazing how much you can get done in an afternoon! The parts are all in bins, ready to assemble. Carol designed the steps in such a manner that we just had to assemble “already constructed parts” for this step. Block A is completed- all 72 for a king size!
Hubby had a model railroad club “ops session” and was gone , and I took advantage of the time to get Step 4 for the Scrap Dance Tango Mystery Quilt completed.
Believe it or not, I even cooked dinner. Afterwards, I went back out to my sewing room and took all the blocks off the wall and put them back into their file trays, to wait for “next month”. Remember, I still have a couple of boxes of “parts” ready to go! I know I am in good shape for the Half Square Triangles. How about this for a little math: I made 1430 half square triangles. In block A that I just completed, I have used 720 of them. The rest await the next step. We also used 144 dark 2.5″ squares and 288 background 2.5″ squares. I may have to do a recount and see if I have all those solids & neutral squares ready .
The king size might seem daunting, but I have to say, having it broken out into the steps is really working! Thanks Carole!
For scale reference, the Half Square Triangles are 2.5″.
Pattern is by Carole on her blog From My Carolina Home
Oh, I did mention I am working on a baby quilt…..I finally have all the fabric prewashed, and have been working off and on all week to get it all starched and iron and ready for cutting. I have 3 more pieces to tackle before the cutting begins.
As I was sewing yesterday, it was snowing! Yes, my tulips are up, the daffodils have passed their peak, the iris are coming along nicely, the spring grass needs to be mowed, and we had wet huge snow flakes mixed with rain all afternoon. Today, the sun shines, no snow stuck, and the grass is too wet to mow and we woke up to frost. Spring has been fickle this year. That is what we get for the 75 degree Christmas day we had!
Somehow, I don’t think I will get to sewing any skirts for my trip or doing any fun embroidery work on t-shirts either. Oh well, nobody cares what I am wearing on my cruise! My capris from last year won’t get worn this week anyway, so I can start pulling them out and getting them ready to pack. I’m have way to much fun to fuss anyway! One week from today I will be flying to California to meet up with my little sister before we board our ship on Monday for 15 days round trip to Hawaii. I am going to leave all the planning to her! The only non-fun is the 6 am flight on Sunday for a short hop to Philadelphia and thank goodness the flight west is NON-STOP and I will be asleep as much of that flight as possible!
What exciting plans do you have for this week??