I had every intention of doing this post on Saturday or Sunday, but it just did not happen.
Since our guild is not meeting this year, we are doing a mystery quilt. These blocks were the first “clue”. I love oranges (both the fruit and the fabric), but the stores never seem to have much. I had 2 of the same fat quarter collections, so that is what I started with. We received the second clue and I started to work on them. They are star blocks. I sewed eight pieces wrong, not 1, not 2 but 8 (not a typo). At that point, I turned everything off and chose to stop sewing. I would also swear I was drinking (but unfortunately not) due to my ridiculously awful cutting of these pieces. OMG, it looked like a 2-year-old with dull scissors did it. Cutting fabric accurately is something I really struggle with.
And then there is the fact that I used some directional fabric, but let’s not talk about that.
I did have a long weekend, which was nice. I managed to bind a quilt without too much drama (pictures coming later). At least something got done. The 4th of July is a strange holiday for me. My husband Derrick died on July 3rd, 2013, so it is always a bit melancholy. My daughter found his Army picture and carries it in her wallet. It is a fitting picture for the 4th of July. Gosh, I miss him. I believe I always will.
I Will likely spend the week undoing my eight mistakes on my mystery quilt. Hoping my awful cutting will not make these pieces (stars) look too out of shape.
Happy sewing, Happy quilting.