In my world, projects always get started but don’t always get finished (at least in a semi-timely manner). But today I can put a big giant CHECK next to “Finish sewing all the blocks for my quilt.” This is my very first full size 100% hand cut and pieced quilt – something I have been thinking about doing but never quite had the cajones. I HATE HATE HATE cutting fabric into millions of pieces (therefore pre-cuts are my #1 fave) but knew that in order to get the hang of the whole process, I was going to have to suck it up at some point and get cutting.
So, it started like this:
And then made the leap to this:
Thirty blocks finished, plus 70 squares (not shown), ready to sew together. I would say at this point the only problem is that I am so terribly awful at picking fabrics that this quilt is kinda ugly (I will own my lack of skill in colors) but hell it’s too late now so whatever. I will continue on the path to finished-ness and to hell with matched fabric. Maybe time and experience will help (but I doubt it).
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!