Here are close ups of the applique blocks...this one you've seen.
My sad little design wall is, unfortunately, at the bottom of the stairs in the quilt cave. As usual, I take great care pinning a project to the wall, and then over the course of time, THIS happens. Maybe it is a subtle message telling me to get on with it!
I took some time to sew the blocks together this weekend...HA! Let's see those two upset my apple cart NOW. My next step is to decide on a skinny stop border and something for the outer border. Any suggestions?? I never know what to do with scrappy things to pull all that lovely randomness to a logical conclusion.
I also glanced in my magic box and it was almost empty! Time to prep the next few basket blocks for casual hand applique. I manage to get at least one a day done, waiting for my car full of teenagers to materialize after school in the afternoon. I've got some awaiting me...all ready to cut out with the freezer paper ironed to the right side of the fabric.
I hope you found a few moments for quality sewing time this weekend. I'm still having to make the most of small chunks of time...I would LOVE a big block of time with no cooking, no housework, no job, no mothering, no wifing, and no dental appointments for bite adjustments (hey - I've had 3 days of no pain meds!! THAT'S progress!). I am continuously motivated by Victoria's idea of 15 minutes of play...you really CAN get something done in 15 minute chunks.
Small blocks of time are great for working on projects that are already planned and fairly well organized, but I need more uninterrupted time when planning a project I want to start. Maybe the lack of that is a sign I need to FINISH the things I have started. Hmmm...