Well, it seems I could not refrain from a quick mystery sew along. I really wanted to, but the logical brain said no. This is my Christmas break and by golly I should not listen to logic brain. The FUN brain won! Gail from QuiltingGail.com is hosting a holiday sew-a-long.
Here are clues one and two. Included in the picture is the charm pack I decided to use for this. I am also using some muslin yardage I have on hand. If this interests you, yardage requirements are located here.
In a matter of an hour I had the first two clues completed and trimmed. Today the 3rd clue was released nice and early. That one is done now too.
We finally got to celebrate our Christmas get together. Look what my mom made for me!
In my favorite color of turquoise! With a lovely kitty cat looking out the window. Isn’t this the cutest thing? And even with the featherweight flat bed folded down, I can just place this over it. A stylish dust cover. And let me tell you, the machine does get the dust as it is out 365 days a year and used almost everyday.
Speaking of the 365 days, I am coming along a few more blocks on this challenge.
Most of these are less muddy and more contrasting. This part is getting really hard. Getting down to the nitty gritty of some of my pieces of fabric. What works best, are down to 1 inch strips which may not be big enough.
The upper center block is not right. The instructions were wrong, and there were no cutting instructions to square it up. Went back to the website to see the comments on the block and to see if indeed it was wrong or it was something I did wrong. I was three days late. As I am now well into August, the block had expired and so no info could be retrieved. Bummer, but it will be fine in the quilt eh? The block on the lower right, those squares measure in that block at less than 1/2 inch. A gob of effort for an intertwined block at a very small scale. Today is the 28th, and I am really doubting I can achieve to September which is my goal.
I have a lot on my plate in the coming days. Can I manage Sept? Can I keep sewing along with the quilt mystery? Time will tell.
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