Yesterday was pretty much NBS (nothing but sewing). Quite a few blocks got crossed off my list. First, I'd forgotten Wednesday was the day for the release of the next Solstice Challenge block. This one is called a "Friendship" block. Mine marks Matthew's 33rd birthday, celebrated last Sunday.
We're getting together for "brunch" this morning, and I have a little something for him to celebrate his birthday. Did you catch that he's 33? He's my youngest child. Oy.
Then I made the eight 9-patch blocks for the Welcome Home small quilt mystery. After patting myself on the back for getting these finished, I realized they weren't finished. I needed 12, not 8. Shoot. Four more to do, but that sounds better than the eight I started with. Even if I actually started with 12. It's probably just as well I didn't know.
And then, (cue scary music) I could no longer postpone the inevitable...Quiltmaker's Garden. Here's the layout for all those zillions of pieces I've been working on since May of 2013.
I started in the upper left...seemed as good a place as any. Section one is finished. I think I need to fix that bottom right corner. The paper-pieced blocks didn't sew as nicely as I would have liked, and I think I need to match up the gazebo seams a little better. Do you ever fudge on a piece and then decide later that you need to do better than fudge?
Honestly, I'm not a perfectionist, but that hurts my eyes a little bit.
Nevertheless, I moved onto Section 2 and the top of the gazebo.
It was time to quit for the day when I finished that, and I wanted to take a picture of what I have so far. As you might expect, there was an obstacle.
Oh, another quilt fur meeeee?
She was strongly encouraged to move, but this little cat decides where she lies. She's amazingly strong for such a little thing, and she can make herself dead weight better than a toddler in full tantrum mode. (Remembering those days on the occasion of Matthew's birthday...not that he ever got into full tantrum mode, but I've seen others, you understand.)
Okay, well let me demonstrate my paw-modeling purrowess. I'm thinking of getting a job so that we can impurrove on the cat food menu. If I contribute half, will you buy real furresh wild-caught halibut fur us? Purreferably from Alaska?
Hey...how come nobody told me there was a quilt on the floor? Sadie, I depend on you to wake me up fur these times.
Okay, so I have the pieces laid out for the next section, but I don't know if I'll get to it today. After I see Matthew, there's grocery shopping to do.
The only other thing I did yesterday was to get close to a finish on Gertrude.
The last of her is in my hoop now, and I'm hoping to finish her up this morning.
Better get going if I'm going to have time before I need to leave.