So when I can't sew what do I do? I Pinterest. I dream about all the things I would sew if I didn't have other stuff I am OBLIGATED to do first.
My current passion is completing the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long with Melissa over at Happy Quilting. You can find the first post here. I started out a little behind while I chose my fabrics and waited for them to arrive.
Here's a picture of the fabric I chose. The line is Heirloom by Joel Dewberry. I chose the sapphire palette.
I chose to make the biggest size quilt because I need a quilt for my bedroom. (First, I have to teach my dog to stay off the bed because she has ruined several comforters in the last two years.)
Then Week 2 came and it was time to cut the pieces. I messed up and had to order more of one kind of fabric. But I guess that's what happens when you are in a hurry. Measure twice, cut once is what they say. I measured correctly, I was just cutting the wrong size for what I wanted to make. Here's a picture of my cut pieces.
Then we made half-square triangles (HST). These I actually had done on time.
The week of August 5 we worked on flying geese. I also got these done on time.
I stayed on track the next week as well. That week we were building our block centers. Some of mine didn't turn out perfectly, but I am okay with it as this is my first quilt ever. Also, if and when my dog ruins the quilt I won't feel so bad about it.
Then came the week of August 19, building the star surround. This was also the week school started for my children, I had to go back to work (I teach preschool), I was no longer ahead in my classes (I am working on a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education), and we were adjusting to our new family member (a foreign exchange student from China). You can see why I got behind in the Quilt-A-Long.
Anyway, the Star Surround Parade is on Monday and I am going to try to make it. I think I can do it as long as I finish my last assignment by tomorrow evening and remember to bring my straight pins home from my classroom. Wish me luck!