I flew to Texas a week ago and went to a sewing Retreat with my friend Betsy. I cut about 1300 squares the first day (assorted lights and darks), then sewed and sewed for 3, count them 3 glorious days. It was a bit warm in Texas so I was quite happy to stay inside and sew.
OK, you ask – why cut squares, why didn’t I cut strips. I’m a control freak! Mostly I didn’t want identical blocks, I wanted scrappy, so I cut squares and I can’t tell you what size, it is a secret. Cutting squares was my plan.
I did get to shop for fabric at Lone Star House of Quilts in Arlington, TX and Common Threads in Waxahachie, TX – was fun to shop for repro fabrics and I’ve added to my fabric collection. I found a piece from an Andover line (Winterthur, John Hewson) that I was looking for!
Some of the blocks made from these squares will be in a project for the new JLW Club for next year.
I flew home yesterday (Monday), and now playing catch-up! I need get bills paid, orders shipped, groceries in the fridge, laundry, you know all the normal stuff you get to do other than the orders – then I get to go sew. I need to finish sewing a top together that is on my design wall, so there is room to play with what I sewed.
Hope you are enjoying your summer!