Having lots of projects and hobbies means that sometimes there are long stretches of time when nothing actually gets finished. Projects get stalled for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is lack of time! I often wish for more time to work on my projects, but I have to balance that with not neglecting other things that need to get done. Every once in awhile, I have a kind of magic Saturday when I am able to get a lot done, not just on things I like to do, but also in the chores department.
This past Saturday was one of these days. Besides getting a little cleaning done, going out for a haircut, baking a cake, and making dinner, I was able to squeeze in some sewing time.
I worked on my swoon blocks.
I have found that cutting 4 inch blocks for the half square triangle blocks gives me a little more wiggle room to achieve the 3.5 inch final block. However, I must confess that I really dislike the trimming down part. I still do it, though, because it produces the most precise and pointy points. I think I just need to find a zen place in my mind while I do it.
I also finished up this pillow top from week 3 of my curves sewing class.
I had a lot of trouble getting my curves to merge in the corners, but I still like it. Now, I am trying to decide if I should quilt the block before I make it into a pillow, or just go ahead and sew it up. I’m leaning towards doing a little quilting with pearl cotton to accentuate the cross in the middle.
Most of my time on Saturday was spent working on a project from week 4 of my curves class.
My fabrics are really wrinky, aren’t they? I did iron them, but I probably over-dried them in the drier before that. Oh well, hopefully, they will come out in the wash. In any case, I really enjoyed making these blocks and I love the modern look of the flowers. This will eventually be finished into a wall hanging. I am looking forward to this because we have a lot of bare walls in our house.
There was some knitting done this weekend as well, but I will save that for another day. How was your weekend?