I have decided to add a little mix to my applique world. I have a tendency to develop tunnel vision while working on a project. So I have added a couple of machine pieced projects just to give me a bit of instant satisfaction. I have focused solely on FOB for a little over a year and I fear I am losing some of my mojo. Yesterday I worked on getting caught up on the Moda Blockheads 3 sew along. I finished blocks 3 & 4 and made them as 6″ versions. Hoping to have fun designing the final layout with a variety of sizes.
I took liberty in adding my personal touch to block 4. I changed the bird offered to what I hope passes for a chickadee. I lived in Minnesota for 25 years and fell in love with these little guys. My mother-in-law called them Tweety Birds. The birdhouse is also reversed due to me putting the freezer paper in the copier backwards. So I just went with it.
The next block is the Saturday Sampler Aboriginal sew along.
Hopeful of getting a good start today on Patches of Blue by Edyta Sitar sew along for what I’m calling a Winter Solstice Quilt. This is being made as a gift. I will be working on the 3rd installment for that project. It’s all blues and creams. I will be making 12 star blocks for this installment.
Okay, big slap to the forehead. Here I was cutting little squares of fabric and sewing away on these cute little stars and all of a sudden I got that funny feeling that something wasn’t right. I stopped and counted and OMG I only cut out pieces for 6 stars. That’s a real kick in the pants. Back to the cutting table it is for me.
With that little detour, I’m calling it. Discouraged but not defeated. 🙂 As soon as I get 6 more little stars made, I get to start on my 2nd border for my Friends of Baltimore quilt. This is what happens when you operate from a list. If I don’t I would not have any discipline at all and would be bouncing all over the place and never getting a quilt top to completion. I know, I’ve been there, done that. Lists are my salvation.
Happy Stitches All
February 10th, 2020 at 5:56 pm
Everything looks lovely.