I'm happy to say that I am all caught up! Well with the Meadow Mystery quilt that is....I'll never be caught up with everything. I spent the last couple of weeks finishing Octobers little blocks.
I'm happy to say they are all finished and trimmed up. You know I used to hate trimming blocks but I've grown to like it. I had fun figuring out how to trim and keep the centre point in the middle. It's hard to believe that these are the first hourglass and 1/2 hourglass blocks I've done. I'm not sure why that is. I guess they've just never turned up in anything I've made before.
With Octobers blocks out of the way, I set my focus on Novembers blocks and managed to motor through them in a few days. I got super efficient with my time and divided the tasks up into manageable units. Ten minutes of time here sew the first 1/2 square triangle onto the square in a square blocks, 10 minutes available later pin the next set on. Hopefully I remember to do this in the future.
Now the fun thing with Mystery Quilts is that you never know what your fabrics are going to do in relationship to each other. I'm loving how the colours play together in the October blocks. I'm not so sure about Novembers blocks. I find the combination of purple and pink in my flying geese units a little overwhelming!
I'm hoping the pink will get spread throughout the quilt to tone it down a little....but only time will tell.
See, much better.
For this quilt along Cheryl gave us the option of cutting the pieces for 1/2 square triangles, square in a square, and flying geese 1/4" larger for trimming down. I chose to do this and I found that my flying geese and square in a square blocks where the most accurate ones I've made.
I'm linking this post up with my friend Lorna for Let's Bee Social then I'll be in the sewing room, piecing together the back for Charlotte's quilt (next in line for quilting). And I just might start a new project for my niece. I've been gathering fabrics for this one and I'm quite excited to get a start, and that my friends is why I will never be caught up!