And I don't really mean in the Moda sense of the word... VBG
I've been sewing away on the basket mini-quilt I'm gifting to Janet O and have NEVER used my seam ripper so many times on the SAME seam!! Really! I think I sewed and ripped one seam over 6 times... I even tried to sew it by hand... NOPE that didn't do the trick...
Lesson learned, AGAIN--- when you are doing applique, you need to make the background square LARGER than the finished size in case it shrinks... DUH.
I finally mostly got it fixed... I'm hoping to finish it in the next two days and will share it once it's been received.
In the meantime, I have been working on the latest Moda Blockhead block for this week, #12. I made one just piecing it but once again, I know I'll lose my points when I sew the seam up. I keep reminding myself that the quilt police are not coming and once it's all quilted, no one will notice that problem (or not tell me about it, hopefully!)
I was very frustrated about the points so decided to make another one, using the paper piecing pattern that was offered.
I am usually a fan of paper piecing but honestly, this block took be FOREVER--wasn't faster than straight piecing. Maybe the points will be better.
The one thing I liked was the ability to change the fabrics and alter the look. I liked that.
I had 3 grandkids over the weekend and I can't resist sharing a picture from one of our walks with Max. They are really into taking walks these days, which is a huge achievement since they are city-kids and never go anywhere without their cars.
Being the consummate Nana, I picked up little Eli yesterday (Monday is my afternoon with him!) and took him to the park for a couple of hours. I had to get my Eli fix in since they are going to Germany for the next two weeks.
I'll share something with you that I learned recently. I just finished reading a fabulous book, which I picked for my book group. It's called "It's What I Do" by Lynsey Addario. It's about a photojournalist's life and experiences. I highly recommend it. She has taken amazing photos all over the world and it opened my eyes to more un-posed pictures. No more "Say Cheese"...
Hope you are having a great week. I'm heading back to the baskets AGAIN!!