Despite appearances here, (or rather, my lack of appearing here...) I have been sewing, albeit quietly.
The shorter hours of daylight are making photo taking trickier to accomplish...
but, if you look past my sewing machine (and mess) and you will see that my swoon blocks are finally a flimsy and half of the backing has been pressed for it. About time, right?
I also rounded up a helper so that I could mark a grid onto a sheet using tape. This meant I could work on my Modern Maples layout.
|I used a queen sized flat sheet with some masking tape to mark out a grid for block placement.|
So far, so good. This is working really well for helping me combine the 3 different sized blocks. Now I can see that I need to sew a few more of the smallest size to help me convey the sense of swirling leaves, which was my design goal with this quilt. I can hardly wait to start quilting this!
|Not all those blank squares in the layout will be background fabric only... I see I need a few more of the smallest sized blocks to add to my design (the full design isn't visible - my sewing table blocks your view).|
Along with these two large projects, I've been quietly working on some smaller things that I can't wait to share. However, I may have pulled one too many late night sewing sessions. I came down with the most horrible swollen and sore throat late yesterday, meaning I didn't get much sleep last night and that I feel rather yucky today. Totally caught me by surprise, as I can't even remember the last time I had a sore throat. My family is steering clear but also confused to see me sick as I'm usually the one that skips getting sick. I guess it was my turn. ;o) Anyways, it looks like I better slow it down today and see if I can't kick this. Time for more tea and a nap!