Hello Boys and Girls! Just checking in on a slooooow week. We’ve been trying to get back in the groove after our little vacation. ‘Tisn’t easy! I’m making slower than slow progress on my steampunk blocks, but I’m chugging along. Here are six new ones. That brings the count up to 18 finished — not even half-way yet.
I’m loving the process though so I’m taking my time. I have my piles of fabrics in two laundry baskets — one for prints already used and one for ones that are yet to use. I’ve duplicated a few prints already and I’m sure there will be more duplicates. I don’t use my rotary cutter either. I know it takes more time, but I’ve been tracing around the templates and then cutting them with scissors. Just like quilting happened before rotary cutters. I love cutting the pieces out while I’m watching tv. I put my old cutting board on my lap and go to town.
So, 18 blocks finished, 12 in one state of progress or another, and 18 left to go. I have to get going if I’m going to make my goal of all blocks finished by the end of summer.
FWIW, I’ll be counting the end of summer as the official end of summer (the autumnal equinox) — not the start of school. I can’t believe kids are starting back to school already! It feels like autumnal equinox weather around here this week — it’s been unseasonably cool. Makes you worry a bit about what winter has in store. I know it will get hot again — it always does.
Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? I’ll be fighting the urge to interrupt the steampunk blocks and slip those Adventure Girls into the sewing queue — I’m betting the Girls will win! ;-D
Have a good weekend!