My friend Claire came over yesterday to sew with me and I have to say that having a friend sewing along makes for a more productive me!
She likes to hand sew--she's been working on a blue work quilt for a long time! My sewing machine is just next to the couch where she lounges.
Yesterday I worked on a couple more of the triangle gathering blocks. Still trying to get them done!
You can see that I don't stress at all about ensuring that my points are perfect. In my book, done is GREAT!!
When Claire came over, I showed her a new book I just received by Cyndi Black in Maine (Busy Thimble) by Betsy Chutchian. As I was just thumbing through the book, I passed a page with some mini quilts on a wall and decided right then that I was going to sew one. No pattern.... just tried my best to figure it out. I also scrounged around to find some orphan units...found some quarter square triangles and a couple of half square triangles. Everything else I made for this project. Next time I'm going to limit myself to units already done.
I've been coveting this Di Ford bird fabric ever since I got it and really love it. I even pieced the binding because I didn't want to have to cut an extra strip unnecessarily! Mind you I have two yards!! ;-)
The book is called Quilts for All Seasons. It's a Quiltmania book and is therefore FILLED with one quilt after another that I want to make.
We'll see what's next!! I'm getting the Oh Scrap book delivered today!! Of course it's kids weekend starting tomorrow so I might not do much until after they leave.