Saturday, May 5, 2012

YesterYear Challenge

Today is the scheduled sewing day for those old projects that have been neglected and packed away.
Christine has set up a great monthly challenge to pull them out, dust them off & get them finished!
Here's how my day went:

I couldn't wait to get home from soccer today.
My plan was to get started on my Cinnamon & Nutmeg quilt as soon as I got back from soccer.
I cleaned the kitchen table off.
I got out my fabric strips.
I got my mat, rotary cutter & rulers.
I set the ironing board up in the kitchen & plugged in the iron.
I pulled out my notebook that has all of my instructions in it.
I was ready to go!
And then, I started reading...
I thought I would have to cut a few things before I started sewing...
But, NO!
I had to cut...
...and cut...
...and cut some more!
Four hours later,
I have cut:
40 large diamonds.

10 large half-diamonds.

20 large triangles.

93 sashing diamonds.

18 sashing triangles.

12 sashing half-diamonds.

And 50 of my 216 total sashing strips.

I guess I need to pay more attention to the instructions from now on.
Did you ever wonder why they always say: "Read all instructions before starting the project?"
Now I know!  
I think I knew it before, but I'm a slow learner.
Maybe this is why we often have so many unfinished projects laying around.

So, since I have 4 whole bobbins wound, I am going to get busy on Kerrington's quilt (which has been sorely neglected since soccer started).

I might even work a little on all those blocks that are cut but not assembled for my Sow Along with Randy.

Just heard the Whippoorwills!  
I love to listen to them at night!  
So glad they are back!

'Night, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is ALOT of cutting! That fabric is beautiful and I can't wait to see your progress :)