This weeks excuses for not getting much sewing done include a visiting father-in-law and moving from part-time to full-time at work. In spite of those obstacles, I did manage to get two small things accomplished.
I made a trial block for the full-size quilt I'm contemplating - my first. If you look closely - and please don't - there are some measuring and cutting issues relating to my math/fraction challenges and getting in a hurry. It's a bit catty-wampus in places but, from a distance, I can still get the idea of how the colors work, and I'm happier with the combination that I expected. I have enough fabric left to make a second attempt with more attention to the instructions and details. I'll report back on how that goes and then I'll face the decision of 1. Do I want to commit to a queen-sized quilt with the increased work commitment? and 2. If yes, do I want to adjust the pattern measurements a "smidge" to make those 9-patches just a hair less challenging? I'm not sure I'm prepared for 1" squares, even using the strip-sewing method. Maybe I just want to focus on simpler things like these place mats:
At least they will be place mats - as soon as I add some batting and backing . . . and quilting. I have four tops put together and I hope to have them usable by supper-time on the 4th. I'm not specifying what month.
Excuse #3 for my lack of sewing is a new obcession . . . uh . . hobby. Zentangles! Come back in a day or two and I'll show you what I've been up to.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather at Books & Quilts.