43 down, 57 to go!
I am really loving how this quilt is turning out. This was the first time I laid the blocks out and saw them all together. I am not sure if I’ll keep the Twiddletails “Geese in the Forest” layout, or just do my own. I am thinking I may turn some of the blocks so that the geese face different directions. I’ll post a few variations once all the blocks are done, and see what everyone thinks.
I really enjoy sewing with the vintage linens because:
A: they looks really beautiful together.
B: I am new to quilting and I can try new blocks and techniques for minimal cost.
Getting any time to sew (or blog) is really hard these days. I generally sew a block or two during Liam’s tiny mini-naps that he takes. I normally don’t sew in the evening, because my husband and I have only been married a year and a half and we still like hanging out together (ha!). I set my little card table up in the living room with my self-healing mat on top and I cut out the fabric for my next set of blocks.
I’m trying to find a balance and not stress so much about the end product, or having finished quilts to blog. To me, the joy of quilting is the process more than the outcome. If I take 3 months to make a quilt, it doesn’t matter, because I savored and enjoyed creating each block. That’s much more rewarding than if I rush through just so I can move on to the next project. It is a hard mind set to maintain, though, because there are SO many unmade quilts running through my head, begging to be made!
I save Bee Blocks for the weekends when I can take a couple hours and really concentrate on what I am doing. JD spends special daddy time with Liam and I get some precious ALONE time!
On a lighter note, Liam finally used the Superman Blankie I made him.