Spent the day building my blocks into tidy 4 patches. Once that was finished, I started putting the blocks together to make rows. I made it through 2 full rows, although the rows are not joined to each other. (Dinner and hubby need attention!) More fun tomorrow, it is moving along quickly!
(funny how the rows “shrink” once they are formed. When the rows are joined they will get even smaller. Each big block is about 15 1/2″ . When I get a bit more finished I will break out the tape measure and decide whether another row is needed, or if I can get a usable size with the borders. )
As I move ahead, I won’t have to be climbing so much on the step stool (I was at the ceiling for the top row). I will have to take time in the morning to clean off my desk, as the pieces are getting quite long and need a bit more space for laying them out to pin etc.
I want to be sure not to get a pen/ink mark or coffee smudge on them, and as it grows, I will be using every inch of the desk and the return to support the weight and bulk. How do people do this on little tables???? Spoiled rotten by my sewing space. 🙂 This is my first quilt using my new Janome 8900; and it is doing nicely. I do think though I might put a fresh needle in and dust out the lint before I get going in the morning. I want every advantage as I turn these blocks into a king sized quilt.