I can't stand it! These beautiful fabrics are sitting here calling me to cut them up and finally we get the chance on the next clue. Perhaps I will just get the cutting finished and be ready for clue day. This red and black are just luscious to me and I can't wait to see how it will all fit together. There now, I have a wonderful little stack of red/black triangles ready to become grown up HST's. Now to get back to my list of today's activities. I will stay away from these until I get back from DC. I will stay away from these until I get back from DC. Repeat that mantra all day, I tell myself and I am successful.
It's a new day and dang if that sweet little stack isn't calling to me --- "stitch me, stitch me." I cannot help myself and give in. It won't take long and I'll be ahead of the game for next week when I will be barely functioning after 4 days of DC. My sweet CoCo has these pretties together within an hour and aren't they lovely. Ah, red and black. Truly fun together.
A quick press and trim of the dog ears nets me a cute little stack of finished HST's. My little baggie of dog ears for my ornament continues to fill.
Now I need to get to work on the regularly scheduled project for the day. But wait! What will this block look like? Now I need to at least lay one out, right?
Oh, I like it. Perhaps I should sew one together and see exactly what it will look like. Again, I am smiling so much with this. Okay, enough is enough. I have a long list of things to accomplish before my trip and this needs to be put aside now. To be continued . . .
Whew, I am back from DC and have had a day to completely veg and rest. I want to complete this clue as it comes out tomorrow and I would like to move onto other projects for a few days. First thing, I start laying out blocks all over the place. Yep, it's easier for me to work this way.
I start sewing and after about 3 hours, all my blocks are complete. I have to admit that I LOVE the fact that we have put blocks together as part of the mystery. My units for Grand Illusion are still sitting in a tub waiting to become blocks. I know this quilt will likely be finished before it will simply because of this one step. Awesome! Don't you just love my blocks? I know I do. Onto clue 5. If you wish to participate in this quiltalong, please go to this link on Bonnie's site: Orange Crush Intro. As always, you can find all my posts on Orange Crush by clicking the tab at the top of the blog. Happy quilting!