My husband took our daughter to the statewide Hippology and Horse Bowl competition at Clemson University this weekend. I was home with the boys, so between some laundry, normal daily duties, nursing, diapers, etc., I managed to get some work done at my sewing table. It took me all of Saturday to finish cutting out Jan.'s block and to cut all the pieces for Feb. I know this quilt is full of small pieces and know that being a little off will add up quickly, so my perfectionist (meaning very slow) side is at work.
Then I worked on and off on Sunday to sew block 1. I thought I could get to sewing on the other blocks today too, but that didn't happen. This quilt is time consuming, so I'm grateful I'm doing it as a BOM, breaking it up into smaller projects for me to focus on. Anyhow, I still managed to be 1/4" off with the final block. How, I ask? I was so precise on it all, so a bit baffled. Not sure if this will be a problem or not. I'm anxious to see if my other blocks will be off 1/4" also, then at least they'll all be consistent.
Again...WHEW! I'll post some photos of Kristy, her ribbons, and status of how she did at the competition early this week. Proud of my girl!!
|Civil War Chronicles, Block 1|
|Civil War Chronicles, Block 2|
It might not look like much, but that's a whole lot of cutting right there!