Doesn’t it seem like Fall flies by? Definitely the best of the seasons and it always goes too quickly. This year is no different. We only have the kids every other weekend, so our fall weekends are precious. When my stepson had an all-day debate tournament last weekend, we tried to get some fall fun in with my stepdaughter, but it was tough. Every place was busy, no parking, etc., etc. We did get this one adorable picture of her though.
I have been enjoying some sewing. I have tried to focus on process rather than pushing to finish a lot. I have worked on this quilt several weekends in a row – which is pushing against my desire to GET STUFF DONE. Which is probably good for me.
I have fluctuated between loving and hating it – but I think I am solidly in the loving it camp now. I love all the interesting shapes the 1/2 square triangles and triangles make. And I think I like the color palette – lots of low-volumes and neutrals and a purple-less rainbow. I had cut several black squares, but it was too overpowering, so they were edited out. Which means I will be several blocks short to be able to finish my quilt. But I am ignoring that fact right now.
I had to make 240 1/2-square triangles for this quilt. Actually, 480 because I got a little baby 1/2 square triangle by sewing a 1/2-inch over from my seam for the big 1/2-squqr3 triangle. About a third through the process, I taped guides on the machine so I didn’t have to mark my squares. Lesson learned – going to do that from the beginning next time.
Happy Fall – I am hoping for cooler weather here so that this little guy will want to cuddle at night.