Day three ---- Yes! This is the most fun ever. There has been a wee bit of shifting around at our table today and Nell has joined our little group. We are now a table of Featherweights. How fun is this?
Our class today is Scrap Crystals from Bonnies latest book and this is one I have really been looking forward to. I do love the blocks with lots of tiny pieces in them and this one has almost 100 per blocks. Wow. I have decided to go with my own color scheme this time though as I really want a quilt for the Master Bedroom. Since it is red/black/white -- that is where this one is going. I sure hope it turns out.
After being frustrated yesterday over my ill-preparedness, I stayed up late last night cutting for both today and tomorrow. I feel ready for class today and that is a good thing. I did not cut all the parts though -- the squares are finished but I only did about 100 HST pairs -- that will only do about 3 blocks. Will I get that far? Time will tell. I have told myself to buckle down a bit more today though. I have spent a great deal of time chatting the past couple of days and I really want to see some headway on this one. Time to sew but first check out this super cool necklace that Nell has. I want one so if anyone has a cache of wooden spools, I'd love a couple to attempt this with.
Now for HST's. I buckle down and soon have a nice chain of "flags". As I am walking to the ironing board, Lisa (owner of Fabric Fanatics) walks by and Bonnie grabs us for a picture. Do you like my accessory?
Oh yes -- I musn't forget. Oh I know that isn't a word, but dang, it's fun to use. Miss Allison spent the morning setting up a new home for herself in class. Check this out. If you want to learn more about her table and machine, see Bonnie's post HERE. This is just way too fun.
I have started a new "dog ear" baggie for my Scrap Crystal ornament. I think it will be mostly black and white since the squares are where the red gets used, but maybe later I will find a few red ears to add to the mix. And Voila -- we have broken dishes. Man oh man am I getting good at this block. Four of the broken dish units go together to make 1/4 of the block so the next step is to get them sewn.
And then -- we have a quarter block that I put together wrong, then fixed, and didn't get the center to line up right. Really? I'm not ripping again. The others will be better.
I think my frustration reaches Allison's spidey senses as she shows up bearing hot tea for me. Yes -- I have a lot to learn about being a great friend and her example will help me to do just that. Four quarter blocks are together and I have a block. Woohoo.
Bonnie shows up with her ever present phone to take a picture and so I ask for one of her and Allison too. Memories to treasure.
I take this picture of the back to show all the little spun seams. This is just way too fun.
And block two is complete. It has a couple of same fabrics next to each other, but oh well. It's gonna stay that way.
And just before I have to get in the car and drive to pick up grandbabies, I finish the third block. I am now out of HST's and so I met my goal. What a fun day. Unfortunately, it is freezing rain outside and we have a 2 1/2 hour drive to get girls and then drive back. Not a fun evening. See ya tomorrow.