Alrighty. I'm done for the day. Anyone who has made string blocks knows what kind of "organized chaos" occurs on the cutting mat and sewing table. Notice my two-handed coffee mug? Even some yummy coffee wasn't enough to keep me at the sewing machine after 8 hours of string piecing!
To wind down, I counted how many blocks I had completed so far....
- 39 completed fully (depapered and trimmed)
- 74 sewed, awaiting depapering and trimming
- TOTAL: 113.
- TOTAL NEEDED: 168
- left to go: 55
Go back up and look at the first picture----see that yellow on the right side of my machine?
MANY of you have taken on Bonnie's Cheddar Challenge.....and as tempted as I am to drop my current L/E project to join in, I simply can't.
Instead, I have the Blue-n-Gold quilt as my L/E project. So many HSTs...I can't recall from the top of my head, but LOTS. I took a lil' bit of time today to press the HSTs I already sewed but haven't counted them.
I'm still hoping that Paul will be interested in boating/fishing when he gets home (....I think I just heard his truck door??.....) If so, I hope to go along with the strings AND the Blue-n-Gold HSTs in hand. I'll depaper the strings and trim off the dogears from the HSTs.
Hmmm.......yeah....pretty sure I heard Paul's door. Maybe he's prepping the boat before coming in the house????.....