Oh my, time flies! Last time I checked in, I was just giving up my sewing machine for a little tune-up vacation. I had dreams of appliqué, cutting fabric, organizing my sewing room…anything that didn't involve my sewing machine!
None of that happened! I don't know what I did for a whole month! Maybe I just got sucked into a time warp or something. I did what I usually do: read blogs, go to work, clean the house, cook lots of food, watch a little TV. I went to two weddings (my best friend's wedding and my little brother's wedding). I went on vacation (a few days in Tahoe to play in the snow). That's it. Nothing special!
I guess once you get out of the habit of creating everyday it's hard to get back in the habit. So this weekend I put it on my To-Do list. Saturday night I jumped right in and starting sewing some blocks I had already cut out. I wanted something small and fast to finish, so I concentrated on just one block. Then another. Then another. Wow, I'm on a roll! I forgot how much fun quilting was!
By the end of the night I had finished one of the Layer Cake Quilt Along
blocks and the first five of the Civil War Quilt blocks. And I had a blast!
I spent Sunday cutting more LCQA blocks. For some reason, I just don't like to cut these blocks. I think getting used to a different designer for every block just frustrates me. Some have cutting charts (which are so easy, thank you!), some write 4 steps to get you to cut 4 4X2 strips (I hate that, just tell me what the finished size should be!), and some designer's hide the cutting instructions behind clues (I swear, some I had to read 4 times before I made my first cut!). But now they are all cut and bagged in little Ziplocs and I can't wait to spend a few minutes tonight sewing them together! That's right…I'm back!