My goal was to get a start on the Let's Book It Challenge for August, and there was some time today to spend sewing. The project for August was this "Summer Holiday" quilt
from Lynette Anderson's book:
There were a lot of fabrics to choose for this start, and there's no way I could have selected the propurr ones without help from my furry furriends.
Today my mission was to get a start on the pieced blocks. These are double nine patch blocks, and so there were lots of little squares to cut. Had I followed Lynette Anderson's directions, she would have had me cut 180 little 1 1/2-inch squares. To heck with that. Mine has perhaps less variation in the little nine-patch blocks, but I opted for strip-piecing.
There were 20 of these.
Also, there were 16 of these 3 1/2-inch one-patches.
When all was pieced and sewn together, I had a block that looked like this.
When I had one block finished, I needed to stop for the day. There are four of these, and I'm hoping to finish the other three tomorrow. And may I just say that it's impossible to get good help these days.
Sleeping on the job again.
So there you go...Let's Book It for August. Now, I'm late to the party, but I think it's still going on over there at Vrooman's Quilts. Off to link-up now.