Wednesday, July 27, 2016
OMGosh, I am finally getting back to stitching.
I wanted to sew. Thought about it a lot when I couldn't. Even bought new fabric. That always gets the juices flowing.
Where was my focus? It really took me 2 days to get my mind to pay attention to what I needed to do. I read the instructions more than twice and still cut the wrong sizes from the wrong fabrics, then cut again. I laid out the pieces to form the block. Stitched a few only to find I stitched the wrong sides together on a couple of them. HOW DID I DO THAT?!? I thought I was paying close attention to the task at hand. Somehow before I knew it my focus was back. The block went together easily.
This is the block for Lesson 9 of Kathy Shawl's traditional quilt class. The triangles are stitched on a paper grid. I kind of liked that when I was stitching the grid. But in the end I really like just stitching squares into triangles without the paper. But I like the finished block and like the fabrics I chose.
The pieces in my scrap piece box are slowly growing. For sure a scrap quilt is in my future. The next lesson is a Dresden Block.
The one big thought I have after stitching this block is that I NEED a dedicated cutting table. Not the dining room table. Since lack of space is an issue I'm going to be working on an idea to have a table that can slide under my sewing machine table that I can slide out when I need it. Maybe something like the keyboard tray on my computer desk. I'll put Terry right on it!! LOL.