On Saturday I cut, pressed, sewed, pressed, sewed, pressed, sewed some more . . . you get the idea. Pretty soon it was evening and I realized I hadn't eaten or anything! (And had a terrible migraine to show for it -- yikes!) But I did get a good start on my quilt.
There was a minor set back when I realized that my strip cutting method was not as accurate as I hoped. I can sew a lovely seam, but the cutting part freaks me out! They always seem to gloss over that part in the books and classes and I still haven't figured out how to get it quite right. So after Squaring up, my blocks were 1/4 in. smaller than I planned. That's okay though, I'm designing the quilt, so it's not like I have to adjust things to fit a pattern.
I have quite a few blocks finished. And to tell the truth, I'm not sure how many I'm going to make. I want to make this large enough for our queen size bed and there will be sashing between the blocks. (You can see the original plans here.) So I guess I should do some calculating.
In other news, Amy sent me a wonderful gift of chocolate!
They are chocolate covered cacao nibs from Scharffen Berger Choclate. As usual, I'll give a full review when I finish them -- all I'll say for now is that they are highly addictive. Thanks, Amy!
And I leave you with a picture of Spike, who has been my constant companion this past weekend. Here he is sleeping on the bottom shelf on the bookshelf in my office (yes, I actually cleaned off an entire shelf in my office!)