The day has finally arrived! My house is full of family for the holiday weekend and there is even a bed set up in the office so I creep quietly in and peek at my computer oh so early in the morning. There it is! The first clue. Drumroll please . . . Broken Dishes! I read it quick and then go back to bed to dream of getting started on it. An hour or so later, I can't stand it anymore so I get up once again and sneak out to the studio (where there are also people sleeping) and quietly get my fabric and rulers. Back to the office cutting table -- quietly. I only get a few triangles cut before people wake up and the day starts. Oh well.
My next opportunity to work on this clue makes it appearance on Sunday evening. Yes! A couple of hours later, I am cut and ready to sew first thing in the morning. Let the fun begin!
Today (Monday) is devoted to Grand Illusion -- oh and washing bedding, towels, etc. from having company all weekend. First up: HST's buy the boatload. Let's get going.
I settle in to watch White Christmas -- ah yes, that will help the mood as I zip these together especially since it is dang cold outside today.
Once I have my ginormous string finished, I figure I should do a little decorating. After all, tis the season. Yes, yes I am having a good time today. Mister teases that I take over every flat spot in the house. Since I am working in my little mini studio in the office today --- he may be right. Hence the fabric stacked on the books.
By the time the movie ends, I have finished my HST's. Yep, these are dang pretty. Now for the dog ears. I am once again saving the clippings for a Christmas Ornament. I am getting quite a collection from these mysteries and want to get a small tree for the studio to hang them all on. How fun will that be?
Everything is all trimmed up, black squares are sorted, yellow stack is near by and I guess that means I am ready to construct these units. Once I have a sample made, under the ruler it goes as a guide for the rest. The halves are going together nice.
Another string of half units. I am trying to finish before Mister needs to go to bed so that he can do the pictures for me. With that in mind, I enlist his help. He counts the remaining HST's to make sure I have enough leftovers and then I set him to snipping the halves apart.
I am so thankful for his willingness to help me out. As he snips, I am putting together the units as quick as I can. By the time the news is over, I have accomplished my mission and my tray is full. These little units are so pretty and I simply cannot wait to see how they play out in the quilt. Everything sized out perfect and I could not be happier. Well, almost everything is good. I am sure some of you eagle eyes found my error unit. It will get fixed tomorrow.
Clue #1 is finished in time to do the Monday Link-up. Please link back to Quiltville here. And you can always find my Grand Illusion posts by clicking the tab at the top of the blog. Keep creating my friends.
MY ( I am wording it this way because I always make extra units for fun in the back and for variety) piece count thus far: 870 pieces.