Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Fighting with laziness
Okay...the final layout has been chosen after some unsewing (I already had 4 diagonal rows sewn on-point). I really am impressed MORE with the straight layout instead of the on-point. I love the way an "irish-chain-like" appearance happens when the blocks are set straight.
And, of course, I had left-over half-album blocks that needed a project, so after unsewing SOME of them, I whipped out 5 more complete step #5 Orange blocks---I needed one additional complete block for my Full layout and 4 others for this wall-hanging.
It was a good thing we had left over blocks from step #2--I only needed to cut 5 blue squares, and I was sewing away already on the additional 5 blocks.
The wall hanging is set on-point, obviously. The final quilt and wall layout leaves me very few left overs to be dealt with. In fact, going from memory, I think I only have those little corner do-jabbies from step #3. And I ripped out a handful of the little blue triangles that were used in the half-albums. All-in-all, the quilt is still a good size, but a much more pleasing arrangement for me.
I ALMOST have the Full quilt pieced together, but I'm tired! I'm really fighting the laziness right now. I ran this morning, so that is adding to my tiredness, I think. I was tired BEFORE the run, and because of that, I stopped after 2 miles, when I had intentions of almost 5 miles with some areobic intervals. Oh well---maybe later tonight.
Back to the OC----I still am in no hurry, so I will play around with my left-over #2 blocks for a border. Maybe not a border for the Full quilt, but definately for the wall-hanging.
On a new note---Cathy from the QuiltvilleChat is organizing (sorta) a Boxy Stars quilt-along. Her start date is planned for July 1st, so I figured I'd quilt along with anyone else interested. Right now, my intentions are to use the men's plaids that I've been collecting at garage sales this Spring.