Add some appliqué was the directive for January. So that is next. I feel that the whole quilt wants to go on point right now, so I'm thinking I will sew for triange onto each side so that it can, in fact, do just that. Then I will appliqué on those triangles.
I do not know what the directive is yet for February. I intend to get caught right up and not to fall behind anymore!
I found the coolest website that shows the coolest way to make flying geese units with no waste. I think this might be an Eleanor Burns method, as she is famous for this kind of thing. I love that someone did all the quilt math, and I love that they turn out so very well!
This will give you an idea of how wonky they seem during construction:
|Step 1 two squares atop a large one; sew 1/4" on either side of drawn diagonal line|
|Step 2 sliced on the drawn line, and pressed open|
|Step 3 sew another square on remaining corner, 1/4" on either side of diagonal line|
LOOK what arrived today by Priority Post!!! And I got free shipping too!!
Pink Chalk Fabrics, but I feel certain it won't be the last. They had
Valori Wells and Tula Pink complete the pile. Tula's Acacia line is one which I've loved since I first saw her quilt that Angela Walters quilted. I've ordered the main fabric from Hawthorne Threads. It might just be here tomorrow. Saturday post seems such a luxury!
I want to give a plug for Pink Chalk Fabrics. I ordered this pile Tuesday night. It was delivered to my doorstep (Priority Post) right about noon today! Wow. Not only their fast delivery impressed me, but their guarantee of any promotion: that they will honour it for a week before and a week afterwards. When I realized I was one day late for their free shipping promotion, even with the one week grace period, I decided to email them, explaining it was my first visit, and I'd read how they honour their promotions, yada yada. They credited me with $12 for the shipping! How wonderful. Customer service at its finest.
Okay! On to the next project! Will it be sewing the triangles onto my Self Round Robin or tackling some of my charm square packets? Or finishing a Stack 'n Whack? I'm beginning to see that the main reason for all these UFOs (unfinished objects, Linda) is that I have trouble making decisions. I either can't decide between 2 or maybe 3 options, or I don't trust my gut, or I don't have the confidence to just plunge in and DO IT. It's time to stop all that nonsense.