I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We’ve been busy with holiday travel and holiday hosting and chasing a newly crawling baby! K figured out crawling right before Christmas and has quickly moved on to pulling up on anything she can get her hands on (and doing a precarious downward dog on anything left on the ground). She celebrated this accomplishment with her first bruise on Christmas.
Santa was very good to me this year!
And I can’t wait to break into this:
As far as actual sewing goes, I didn’t accomplish anything last week. Today I finally sat down at the
cutting dining room table to work on the Central Park quilt. I finished the blocks before Christmas, so it was time to square up the blocks.
Confession: I hate squaring up blocks. Hate, hate, hate it. It’s boring, and it’s especially boring because it comes between two fun parts (piecing the blocks and piecing the rows). Part of what I love about sewing, though, is that it forces me to be patient and immerse myself in something other than work or whatever else is on my mind, so I’m really working on enjoying the whole process, even the tedious “cut 1/16″ off each side of 105 blocks” part. Besides, I’m a perfectionist, and not squaring up my blocks would make me crazy in the end.
And I really do love the stacks of trimmed blocks that result from taking the time to square up the blocks:
A glass of wine, a large amount of floor space, and a debate with M about block placement later, and the layout is set. Tomorrow’s agenda includes laundry and piecing the top!
I’m linking up with Plum and June.