Thank goodness for the lovely ladies in my Monday night quilting class - they helped chop 2 layer cakes into 2.5" strips for me - there's no way that I could of stood and cut all of those on my own - I'm doing better but I'm not at 100% health just yet - so thank you ladies!
I sat behind my sewing machine for the first time in almost a month (yup it feels good to be back in the saddle!) and zipped those strips together in alternating light/dark sets of 4. Then cross-cut my butt off!
So here's the rough plan (and bad example of maths at play) for the layout of MiL's quilt - nice big picture blocks padded out with 774 two inch blocks - yes 774 - sheesh!
So here's how I'm going so far ...
Top row done!
|Spare mattress = design wall|
Second row planned ...
|Floor = design wall|
I was on fire! until this happened - doh!
AND NO SPARE! ... hand slaps forehead repeatedly! So the kids are going to be treated to a little shop at Spotlight to restock ... aren't they lucky?!
At the calmer, less Speedy Gonzales end of the sewing spectrum, I've managed to hand piece another Farmers's wife block.
|Farmers Wife Block 31 "Evening Star"|
Is it bothering me that the fussy cut centre is not centred - YES!!!! Ah well, as someone said to me on Instagram "A man on a horse galloping wouldn't see it" or something along those lines .. too funny! (@sewgiving if you want to come along for the ride)
Hope to see you over at Freshly Pieced!