I wasn't feeling very motivated to sew this weekend, but yesterday being National Quilting Day, I talked myself into working on the wedding quilt blocks some.
These are giving me fits. Nothing wants to go together nicely. I pin and pin and pin and even the easiest seams to match come out poorly. I rip out and repin and resew and it comes out equally bad.
So I got a few done yesterday and quit before I threw the sewing machine out the window!
Today, I decided to tackle a few more, figuring if I did even a few every day, they'd be done soon enough.
And I forced myself to accept close to be good enough for points that refuse my efforts.
Taking breaks every so often to check on and stir my chili that was simmering for dinner, I finished them! I think sewing for short periods helped my mood, even if it did nothing for the stubborn seams.
30 blocks. Yay!
(I am not looking forward to sewing them to each other!)
I have this fear that I'm going to realize I made too many once I start sewing them together, but I've done the math a few times and my numbers tell me it should be okay. (If it's not right, it wouldn't be the first time a quilt came out way bigger than I expected!)
But I've decided that there should be a new level added to quilt difficulty: crazy. As in you have to be crazy to make this one with all the points to make and match. (I seem to find and make a lot of quilts that fit this category...)
And while I was sewing, my supervisor decided she was bored. Apparently I wasn't doing enough to entertain her? (And the approximately 15 catnip toys scattered around the room weren't calling to her either.)
The window in my sewing room is the only one with sills wide enough for the kitties to sit on comfortably. They all love to sit up there, sometimes two at a time. When the weather is nice, they watch squirrels and birds. This afternoon it's dreary and raining, a good time for a nap.