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...
I had to 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!